Texas Area Code

Texas is a large and diverse state in the southern United States, known for its rich history, varied landscapes, and a mix of modern urban centers and traditional culture.

State Texas
State Abbreviation: TX
State Nickname: Lone Star State Equality State
Capital City Austin
Area Codes 210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 346, 361, 409, 430, 432, 469, 512, 682, 713, 737, 806, 817, 830, 832, 903, 915, 936,940, 956, 972, and 979
Timezone Central Time Zone (CT) , Mountain Time Zone (MT)
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What time zone is Texas?

Texas primarily observes the Central Time Zone (CT), with cities like Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio using UTC-6:00 during Standard Time and UTC-5:00 during Daylight Saving Time (DST). However, a small part of far west Texas, including El Paso, falls under the Mountain Time Zone (MT), with UTC-7:00 during Standard Time and UTC-6:00 during DST. DST observance varies by location within the state.

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


Texas introduced its first two area codes, 214 and 713, in 1947. Rapid population growth led to numerous area code splits in the mid-20th century. By the late 1990s, area code overlays became common, requiring residents to dial the area code for local calls. As of my last update in September 2021, Texas had multiple area codes, reflecting its growth and diverse regions.

All Area Codes in Texas

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

Area Code Location History and Details
210 San Antonio Area code 210 serves the city of San Antonio, Texas.
214 Dallas Area code 214 covers the Dallas area.
254 Killeen, Waco Area code 254 serves the Killeen and Waco areas in Texas.
281 Houston Area code 281 covers the Houston area.
325 Abilene Area code 325 serves the Abilene area in Texas.
361 Corpus Christi Area code 361 covers the Corpus Christi area in Texas.
409 Beaumont, Galveston Area code 409 serves Beaumont and Galveston in Texas.
430 Tyler Area code 430 covers the Tyler area in Texas.
432 Midland, Odessa Area code 432 serves the Midland and Odessa areas in Texas.
469 Dallas (overlay) Area code 469 is an overlay code for the Dallas area.
512 Austin Area code 512 covers the city of Austin, Texas.
682 Fort Worth Area code 682 serves the Fort Worth area in Texas.
713 Houston (overlay) Area code 713 is an overlay code for the Houston area.
726 Austin (overlay) Area code 726 is an overlay code for the Austin area.
737 Austin (overlay) Area code 737 is an overlay code for the Austin area.
806 Amarillo Area code 806 serves the Amarillo area in Texas.
830 San Antonio (western part) Area code 830 covers the western part of San Antonio, Texas.
832 Houston (overlay) Area code 832 is an overlay code for the Houston area.
903 Tyler (overlay) Area code 903 is an overlay code for the Tyler area.
915 El Paso Area code 915 serves the city of El Paso, Texas.
936 Lufkin, Nacogdoches Area code 936 serves the Lufkin and Nacogdoches areas in Texas.
940 Denton, Wichita Falls Area code 940 covers Denton and Wichita Falls in Texas.
956 McAllen, Brownsville Area code 956 serves McAllen and Brownsville in Texas.
979 College Station, Bryan Area code 979 covers College Station and Bryan in Texas.

Largest Cities in Texas with area codes

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

Name Area Code History and Details
Houston 281, 346, 713, 832 Houston, with area codes 281, 346, 713, and 832, is the largest city in Texas and a major economic and cultural center in the United States.
San Antonio 210 San Antonio, with area code 210, is known for its rich history and vibrant culture, including the famous Alamo and River Walk.
Dallas 214, 469, 972 Dallas, with area codes 214, 469, and 972, is a major city in North Texas known for its business and cultural attractions.
Austin 512, 737, 726 Austin, the capital of Texas, with area codes 512, 737, and 726, is known for its live music scene, tech industry, and outdoor activities.
Fort Worth 682, 817 Fort Worth, with area codes 682 and 817, is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and has a rich Western heritage.
El Paso 915 El Paso, with area code 915, is located on the border with Mexico and is known for its unique blend of cultures.
Arlington 817, 682 Arlington, with area codes 817 and 682, is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and is known for attractions like AT&T Stadium.
Corpus Christi 361 Corpus Christi, with area code 361, is a coastal city known for its beaches and waterfront attractions.
Plano 214, 469, 972 Plano, with area codes 214, 469, and 972, is a city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and is known for its technology sector.
Laredo 956 Laredo, with area code 956, is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and is known for its trade and cultural diversity.
Lubbock 806 Lubbock, with area code 806, is a city in West Texas known for its vibrant music scene and educational institutions.
Garland 214, 469, 972 Garland, with area codes 214, 469, and 972, is a suburb of Dallas and offers a variety of recreational activities.
Irving 214, 469, 972 Irving, with area codes 214, 469, and 972, is another suburb of Dallas known for its economic growth.
Amarillo 806 Amarillo, with area code 806, is a city in the Texas Panhandle known for its ranching heritage and outdoor activities.
Grand Prairie 214, 469, 972 Grand Prairie, with area codes 214, 469, and 972, is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and offers various attractions.