US Census 2000 - Demographics
As of the census of 2000, there are 2,129 people, 877 households, and 548 families residing in the town. The population density is 311.4/km (805.3/mi). There are 983 housing units at an average density of 143.8/km (371.8/mi). The racial makeup of the town is 41.94% White, 53.55% African American, 1.93% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.41% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 877 households out of which 27.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% are married couples living together, 24.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% are non-families. 33.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.12.
In the town the population is spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 72.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $24,539, and the median income for a family is $30,574. Males have a median income of $23,804 versus $20,270 for females. The per capita income for the town is $12,290. 31.4% of the population and 24.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 45.5% of those under the age of 18 and 25.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.