There were 53,493 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $12,938 and the median income for a family was $21,000. Males had a median income of $8,333 versus $5,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $3,362. About 94.5% of families and 91.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.