Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 5,447 people, 2,155 households, and 1,579 families residing in the town. The population density is 918.4/km² (2,374.2/mi²). There are 2,210 housing units at an average density of 372.6/km² (963.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 94.57% White, 3.56% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,155 households out of which 36.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% are non-families. 23.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.01.
In the town the population is spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $50,691, and the median income for a family is $54,301. Males have a median income of $39,680 versus $29,093 for females. The per capita income for the town is $22,840. 4.5% of the population and 2.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.6% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.