New Jersey Area Code

New Jersey, a U.S. state, is divided into multiple area codes for telephone numbering. Some of the main area codes include 201 (northeast), 609 (south), 732 and 848 (central), 856 (southern), 908 (northwest), and 973 and 862 (north). These codes help distinguish different geographic regions within the state for telecommunications purposes.

State New Jersey
State Abbreviation: NJ
State Nickname: Garden State Equality State
Capital City Trenton
Area Codes 201, 551, 609, 732, 848, 856, 862, 908, 973
Timezone Eastern Time (ET)
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What time zone is New Jersey?

New Jersey is in the Eastern Time Zone (ET), which observes Eastern Standard Time (EST) during Standard Time (UTC-5) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) during Daylight Saving Time (UTC-4).

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


New Jersey's area code history is marked by the state's expanding telecommunications requirements. Initially assigned the 201 area code in 1947, New Jersey has since seen the introduction of several additional area codes, including 609, 732, 856, 908, and 973, to accommodate its growing population and evolving communication needs. Each area code serves specific regions within the state, ensuring efficient telephone numbering and communication services throughout New Jersey. This expansion reflects the dynamic growth and technological advancement of the state's telecommunications infrastructure.

All Area Codes in New Jersey

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

Area Code Location History and Details
201 Northeastern New Jersey Covers cities like Jersey City and Hackensack.
551 Overlay for 201 Serves the same geographic region as 201.
609 Southern New Jersey Covers cities like Trenton and Atlantic City.
640 Overlay for 609 Serves the same geographic region as 609.
732 Central New Jersey Covers areas including New Brunswick and Asbury Park.
848 Overlay for 732 Serves the same geographic region as 732.
856 Southwestern New Jersey Covers cities like Camden and Cherry Hill.
908 Central and Northwestern New Jersey Covers areas including Elizabeth and Plainfield.
973 Northern New Jersey Covers cities like Newark, Paterson, and Morristown.
862 Overlay for 973 Serves the same geographic region as 973.

Largest Cities in New Jersey with area codes

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

Name Area Code History and Details
Newark 973 New Jersey's largest city, known for its cultural diversity and economic significance.
Jersey City 201 Located in northeastern New Jersey, known for its waterfront views and historic sites.
Paterson 973 Known as the "Silk City," it was once a major center for silk production in the United States.
Elizabeth 908 One of the state's oldest cities, with a rich history and diverse community.
Edison 732 Named after inventor Thomas Edison and known for its strong educational institutions.
Toms River 732 Located by the Jersey Shore, Toms River is known for its coastal attractions.
Clifton 973 A city in Passaic County known for its vibrant community and recreational opportunities.
Trenton 609 The state capital of New Jersey and known for its historical significance.
Camden 856 Located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, known for its waterfront and history.
Brick 732 A township along the Jersey Shore with beautiful beaches and recreational options.
Cherry Hill 856 Known for its shopping centers and suburban lifestyle in South Jersey.
Passaic 973 A city in Passaic County with a diverse population and cultural attractions.
Union City 201 Located in Hudson County, known for its urban character and proximity to New York City.
Bayonne 201 A peninsula city in Hudson County with a rich maritime history.
East Orange 973 Known for its cultural diversity and historic neighborhoods.