According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.42%) is water.
There were 1,748 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.52.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,170, and the median income for a family was $41,747. Males had a median income of $24,955 versus $20,615 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,376. About 6.3% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.
The Oak Ballroom, completed by the Works Progress Administration in 1937 and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built using dozens of native oak trees hauled to the building site from the nearby Platte River using horse and buggies.