As of the census of 2000, there were 1,897 people, 687 households, and 493 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,003.3/km² (2,600.5/mi²). There were 721 housing units at an average density of 381.3/km² (988.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 87.72% White, 2.79% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 5.75% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.87% of the population.
There were 687 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the borough the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $44,297, and the median income for a family was $48,333. Males had a median income of $31,994 versus $24,853 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,983. About 6.7% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.
The Borough is served by the Bethlehem Area School District.