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8 Area Codes In NC Listed By County And Region

What are the area codes in the State of NC? There are 8 area codes in the state consisting of 828 in the western region by the mountains, 336 in the northern foothills, 704 and 980 in the southern foothills, 919 and 984 in the triad, 225 in the northern coastal plains, and 910 in the southern coastal plains.

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Area Codes And North Carolina Demographics Data

Each section will list counties and major cities which reside in each of the area codes.

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252 – Northern Coastal Plains And Outer Banks

252 counties: Vance, Warren, Halifax, Nash, Wilson, Northampton, Edgecombe, Bertie, Greene, Lenoir, Jones, Onslow, Martin, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Craven, Pitt, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Beaufort, Washington, Gates, Tyrrell, Hertford, and Carteret County.

The 252 area code is the location of the Outer Banks, Crystal Coast, and cities and towns extending to just east of Wake County and Raleigh.

Major cities include Greenville in Pitt County, New Bern in Craven, Rocky Mount in Nash, Cape Hatteras in Dare, Morehead City in Carteret, Kinston in Lenoir, and Wilson.

Military bases: Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock and Craven County.

252 does contain the NC beaches.

Borders: Virginia.

Carteret County is where we live, so come say hi!

910 – Southern Coastal Plains

910 counties: Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, Harnett, Cumberland, Hoke, Moore, Montgomery, Richmond, Scotland, Robeson, Columbus, Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, and New Hanover County.

Major cities include Wilmington in New Hanover, Fayetteville in Cumberland, Lumberton in Robeson, and Laurinburg in Scotland.

Military bases: Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station in Jacksonville, and Fort Bragg in Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

910 does contain NC beaches.

Borders: South Carolina.

919 and 984 Triad

919 and 984 counties: Wayne, Johnson, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Durham, Lee, Chatham, and Wake County.

Major cities: Raleigh in Wake County, Durham, Chapel Hill, Smithfield, and Goldsboro in Wayne.

Military bases: Pope Air Force Base in Goldsboro.

919 and 984 is home to Raleigh which is the capital of the State of North Carolina.

Borders: Virginia.

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336 Northern Foothills

336 counties: Person, Caswell, Alamance, Randolph, Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, Alleghany, Wilkes, Ashe, and Guilford County.

Major cities: Greensboro in Guilford, Winston-Salem in Forsyth, Mt. Airy in Surry, and Yadkinville in Yadkin.

Military bases: None.

336 is home to Winston-Salem and Greensboro NC.

Borders: Virginia and Tennessee.

704 and 980 Southern Foothills

704 and 980 counties: Union, Anson, Stanly, Cabarrus, Rowan, Iredell, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland, and Mecklenburg County.

Major cities: Charlotte in Mecklenburg, Concord in Cabarrus, and Gastonia in Gaston County.

Military bases: None

704 and 980 is home to Charlotte which is home to the largest city in NC and most populated county which is Mecklenburg County.

Borders: South Carolina.

828 Mountains Region

828 counties: Catawba, Alexander, Caldwell, Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey, McDowell, Burke, Rutherford, Polk, Henderson, Transylvania, Macon, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Swain, Jackson, Haywood, Madison, and Buncombe County.

Major cities: Asheville in Buncombe County, Hickory in Catawba, Brevard in Transylvania, and Morganton in Burke.

Military bases: None.

The largest city in the 828 area code in Asheville in Buncombe County and the mountains region is a very popular tourist attraction.

Borders: Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee.


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