Kansas Area Code

Kansas, a central U.S. state, is served by multiple area codes. Area Code 316 covers south-central Kansas, Area Code 785 serves the majority of the state, including the capital Topeka, Area Code 913 is for the Kansas City metropolitan area, Area Code 620 extends to southern Kansas, and Area Code 785 also serves north-central Kansas. These codes ensure effective telecommunications across the state.

State Kansas
State Abbreviation: KS
State Nickname: Sunflower State Equality State
Capital City Topeka
Area Codes 316, 620, 785, 913
Timezone Central Time Zone (CT)
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What time zone is Kansas?

Kansas falls within the Central Time Zone (CT) in the United States. The Central Time Zone is typically UTC-6 during Standard Time (Central Standard Time or CST) and UTC-5 during Daylight Saving Time (Central Daylight Time or CDT), which is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. Kansas, along with many other states in the central United States, follows this time zone.

Note that the start and end dates of daylight saving time can change


Kansas' area codes have evolved to meet the state's changing telecommunications demands. Area Code 913, one of the original codes established in 1947, initially covered the entire state. Subsequent developments led to the introduction of Area Code 316 in 1951 to serve southern Kansas, including Wichita. In 1997, Area Code 785 was implemented, covering a significant portion of the state, including Topeka and Lawrence. These adjustments ensured efficient communication services while accommodating Kansas' growing population and technological advancements.

All Area Codes in Kansas

This table provides a quick overview of all area codes, their locations, and some historical context for each.

Area Code Location History and Details
316 South-Central Kansas Serves south-central Kansas, including the city of Wichita.
785 Majority of Kansas Covers a large portion of the state, including Topeka and Lawrence.
913 Kansas City Metro Area Primarily serves the Kansas City metropolitan area, including cities like Kansas City, Overland Park, and Olathe.
620 Southern Kansas Serves parts of southern Kansas, including cities like Hutchinson and Dodge City.

Largest Cities in Kansas with area codes

Quick overview of large cities, their area codes, and some historical context for each in Kansas.

Name Area Code History and Details
Wichita 316 Kansas' largest city, known for its diverse economy, cultural attractions, and aviation history.
Overland Park 913 A major suburb of Kansas City, known for its thriving business community and quality of life.
Kansas City 913 A vibrant metropolitan area, located in both Kansas and Missouri, with numerous cultural and entertainment options.
Olathe 913 A family-friendly suburban city in the Kansas City metropolitan area with a strong community.
Topeka 785 The state capital of Kansas, offering a mix of historical sites and cultural events.
Lawrence 785 Home to the University of Kansas, Lawrence features a lively arts and music scene.
Shawnee 913 A growing suburb of Kansas City, known for its parks and recreational opportunities.
Manhattan 785 Home to Kansas State University, Manhattan offers a blend of education and outdoor activities.