Area Code 916 History:
Area code 916 was put into service. In 1958 area code 916 was split to form area code 209. In 1997 area code 916 was split to form area code 530.
Counties in California within area code 916 include:
El Dorado County, Placer County, Sacramento County, and Yolo County.
Major cities or places in California within area code 916 include:
Area code 916 serves the Sacramento metropolitian area including the larger cities and communities of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, La Riviera, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Rosemont, Roseville, Sacramento, and West Sacramento in addition to many smaller communities within the area code 916 service area.