Reform, Alabama

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Reform is a city in Pickens County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,978.



Reform is located at 33°22′51″N 88°0′54″W / 33.38083°N 88.015°W / 33.38083; -88.015 (33.380835, -88.015022)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (20.9 km²), of which, 8.0 square miles (20.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.

Reform is a city in Pickens County and 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[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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