|Pickens County and the state of Alabama|
|• Total||8 sq mi (20.9 km2)|
|• Land||8 sq mi (20.8 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||240 ft (73 m)|
|• Density||247.3/sq mi (94.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0125544|
Reform is located at .(33.380835, -88.015022)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), of which 8.0 square miles (21 km2)is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.37%) is water.
According to local tradition, the community was so named after a preacher refused to return until the townspeople reformed their ways.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,978 people, 793 households, and 521 families residing in the city. The population density was 245.9 people per square mile (95.0/km²). There were 925 housing units at an average density of 115.0 per square mile (44.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.34% White, 44.89% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.05% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 0.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 793 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 76.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $20,625, and the median income for a family was $24,875. Males had a median income of $27,019 versus $16,827 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,429. About 26.3% of families and 30.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.9% of those under age 18 and 26.6% of those age 65 or over.
Education in Reform is overseen and governed by the Pickens County Board of Education. Students of Reform and its surrounding areas are served by Reform Elementary School and Pickens County High School.
Here is a list of some national and regional chains that can be found in Reform.
Doobie's Dog House
In October 2013, a Kickstarter campaign for Doobie's Dog House garnered international attention from various internet communities. In all, over $10,000 was raised to support the construction of Doobie's Dog House, and the campaign was featured on Kickstarter's frontpage for almost a week. After various construction setbacks, a firm grand opening date of October 31st, 2018 was set by Mr. Doobie. The restaurant will serve hotdogs with exciting, innovative twists, such as the "Chilleh Cheez Dog" - a hotdog topped with Hormel chili and a slice of processed American cheese. The signature dish is expected to be the notorious "Frog Dog" - a hot dog with green relish.
- Tony Dixon, Safety for the Dallas Cowboys
- Andrew F. Fox, Member of US House of Representatives.
- John Proctor, an FBI agent involved in the investigation of the Mississippi civil rights workers murders.
- Michael Williams, NFL tight end
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