According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 120.9 km² (46.7 mi²). 120.1 km² (46.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.66% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 2,803 people, 1,083 households, and 737 families residing in the town. The population density is 23.3/km² (60.4/mi²). There are 1,358 housing units at an average density of 11.3 persons/km² (29.3 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.14% White, 0.36% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,083 households out of which 32.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 31.9% are non-families. 26.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the town the population is spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $31,875, and the median income for a family is $40,000. Males have a median income of $27,411 versus $21,348 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,546. 16.1% of the population and 10.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.8% are under the age of 18 and 10.6% are 65 or older.
See also: New Berlin (village), New York