As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there were 4,009 people, 1,696 households, and 1,187 families residing in the town. The population density was 264.1/km² (683.6/mi²). There were 1,793 housing units at an average density of 118.1/km² (305.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.63% White, 0.40% African American, 1.12% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.00% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.
There were 1,696 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the town the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,110, and the median income for a family was $53,679. Males had a median income of $36,558 versus $26,339 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,898. About 5.5% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.