As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,842 people, 3,289 households, and 2,302 families residing in the community. The population density was 743.8/km² (1,927.1/mi²). There were 3,617 housing units at an average density of 304.3/km² (788.3/mi²).
There were 3,289 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the community the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.
The median income for a household in the community was $33,989, and the median income for a family was $37,818. Males had a median income of $29,038 versus $22,947 for females. The per capita income for the community was $15,478. About 9.1% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.1% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.