There were 599 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $29,597, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $26,397 versus $19,643 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,747. About 13.6% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.
Ashley McElhiney, attended Gleason School and won the Tennessee State 1A Miss Basketball in 1999. After a spectacular basketball career at Vanderbilt University, she became the first female manager of a male professional basketball team, the Nashville Rhythm.
Hugh Gordon Stoker, member of the Jordanaires.