As of the census of 2000, there are 4,643 people, 1,489 households, and 957 families residing in the town. The population density is 434.1/km² (1,123.9/mi²). There are 1,591 housing units at an average density of 148.7/km² (385.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 56.19% White, 20.87% African American, 2.07% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 18.03% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 31.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,489 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% are married couples living together, 16.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% are non-families. 28.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.97 and the average family size is 3.29.
In the town the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 14.3% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 109.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $31,875, and the median income for a family is $37,925. Males have a median income of $20,886 versus $19,944 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,288. 25.1% of the population and 20.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 34.8% are under the age of 18 and 8.4% are 65 or older.