North Carolina Area Code

North Carolina, a diverse state with urban and rural areas, is served by several area codes. The most prominent include 704 and 980 for Charlotte, 919 for Raleigh, and 336 for Greensboro. These area codes facilitate effective communication across the state's bustling cities and picturesque landscapes.

State North Carolina
State Abbreviation: NC
State Nickname: The Tar Heel State Equality State
Capital City Raleigh
Area Codes 252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919, 980
Timezone Eastern Time (ET)
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North Carolina area codes are numerical prefixes used for telecommunications in the state. The primary time zone is Eastern Time (ET), with area codes like 704, 919, and 336. They help route phone calls efficiently within North Carolina, following Eastern Standard Time (EST) during standard time and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) during daylight saving time.

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


North Carolina's area codes have evolved to meet the state's growing telecommunications needs. Initially, the state had a single area code, 704. However, with population growth and increased demand for phone numbers, new area codes were introduced. For instance, area code 919 was designated for the Raleigh-Durham area, and 336 was created to serve the Piedmont Triad region. Additional area codes like 828 and 980 were added as well. These changes in area codes have been essential in managing and organizing telephone communications within North Carolina.

All Area Codes in North Carolina.

Area Code Location History and Details
252 Northeastern North Carolina Serves northeastern North Carolina, including cities like Greenville and Elizabeth City.
336 Piedmont Triad Region Covers cities such as Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point in the Piedmont Triad region.
704 Charlotte and Surrounding Areas Covers Charlotte and its neighboring regions in North Carolina.
828 Western North Carolina Covers western North Carolina, including Asheville and Boone.
910 Southeastern North Carolina Covers southeastern North Carolina, including cities like Fayetteville and Wilmington.
919 Research Triangle Area Encompasses the Research Triangle area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
980 Charlotte and Surrounding Areas An overlay area code for Charlotte and its neighboring regions.
984 Raleigh-Durham Area An overlay area code for the Raleigh-Durham area.

Largest Cities in North Carolina with area codes

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

Name Area Code History and Details
Charlotte 704, 980 Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina.
Raleigh 919, 984 Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina.
Greensboro 336 Greensboro is a major city in the Piedmont Triad region.
Durham 919, 984 Durham is known for its research institutions.
Winston-Salem 336 Winston-Salem is in the Triad region and known for its arts.
Fayetteville 910 Fayetteville is home to Fort Bragg.
Cary 919, 984 Cary is known for its quality of life.
Wilmington 910 Wilmington is a coastal city with historic charm.
High Point 336 High Point is known for its furniture industry.
Asheville 828 Asheville is in the western part of North Carolina.