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As of the census of 2000, there were 663 people, 237 households, and 176 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,640.8 people per square mile (1,023.9/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 1,095.4 per square mile (424.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.70% White, 0.15% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 237 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,333, and the median income for a family was $38,971. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $21,354 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,193. About 11.5% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.