Denver, NC utilizes an area code overlay in which area codes 704 and 980 serve the same geographic area. The area code overlay was established in 2001 at which time area code 980 was created as an overlay of area code 704. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary because two different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.
In addition to Denver, NC area codes 704 and 980 serve an area in south central North Carolina that includes most of the Charlotte metropolitian area including the larger cities and communities of Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Matthews, Monroe, Salisbury, Statesville in addition to many smaller communities within the service area.
Denver, NC is located in Lincoln County and observes the Eastern Time Zone. View our Times by Area Code tool.