Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 2,279 people, 922 households, and 639 families residing in the town. The population density is 377.7/km² (979.3/mi²). There are 991 housing units at an average density of 164.2/km² (425.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 75.65% White, 21.37% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.06% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 3.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 922 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% are married couples living together, 17.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% are non-families. 28.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 3.00.
In the town the population is spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $30,815, and the median income for a family is $39,387. Males have a median income of $35,978 versus $22,778 for females. The per capita income for the town is $14,847. 17.8% of the population and 15.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.4% are under the age of 18 and 16.4% are 65 or older.