New York Area Code Information

New York Area Codes


New York Area Code Overlays
(212, 646 and 917)
(718, 347, 917 and 929)


New York is currently using fifteen area codes. New York utilizes two area code overlay plans, often called overlay complexes.

New York originally had five area codes when the numbering system was established in 1947. As a result of a significant increase in population after World War II, these five area codes were sufficient for only 4 years when in 1951 area code 914 was split to create area code 516. In 1954 area code 315 and 716 were split to form area code 607. These seven area codes were sufficient for thirty years until 1984 when area code 718 was created from a split of area code 212. That was the only new area code put into service in the 1980s. In the 1990s four area codes, 917, 646, 347 and 631 were put into service. In 2000 and 2001 two more area codes 845 and 585, were implemented. In 2011 area code 929 was implemented as an overlay of area codes 347, 718 and a portion of 917.

Changes and History of New York Area Codes:

01/01/1947
Area code 212 was put into service. In 1984 area code 212 was split to form area code 718. In 1992 area code 212 was overlaid with area code 917. In 1999 area code 212 was overlaid with area code 646.

01/01/1947
Area code 315 was put into service. In 1954 area code 315 was split to form a portion of area code 607.

New York Area Code Map

01/01/1947
Area code 518 was put into service.

01/01/1947
Area code 716 was put into service. In 1954 area code 716 was split to form a portion of area code 607. In 2001 area code 716 was split to form area code 585.

01/01/1947
Area code 914 was put into service. In 1951 area code 914 was split to form area code 516. In 2000 area code 914 was split to form area code 845.

01/01/1951
Area code 516 was put into service. Area code 516 was created from a split of area code 914. In 1999 area code 516 was split to form area code 631.

01/01/1954
Area code 607 was put into service. Area code 607 was created from a split of area codes 315 and 716.

09/01/1984
Area code 718 was put into service. Area code 718 was created from a split of area code 212. In 1999 area code 718 was overlaid with area code 347.

01/01/1992
Area code 917 was put into service. Area code 917 is an overlay of area codes 212 and 718. In 1999 a portion of area code 917 was overlaid with area code 347.

07/01/1999
Area code 646 was put into service. Area code 646 is an overlay of area codes 212 and 917.

10/01/1999
Area code 347 was put into service. Area code 347 is an overlay of area codes 718 and a portion of 917.

11/01/1999
Area code 631 was put into service. Area code 631 was created from a split of area code 516.

06/05/2000
Area code 845 was put into service. Area code 845 was created from a split of area code 914.

11/15/2001
Area code 585 was put into service. Area code 585 was created from a split of area code 716.

04/16/2011
Area code 929 was put into service as an area code overlay of area codes 347, 718 and part of 917.