Indiana Area Code
Indiana's area codes are numeric designations for different regions within the state. Notable ones include 317 for central Indiana (Indianapolis), 219 for northwest Indiana (Gary), 260 for northeast Indiana (Fort Wayne), 812 for southern Indiana (Evansville), 765 for eastern and central Indiana (Muncie), and 574 for northern Indiana (South Bend). Area Code 463 is an overlay for 317.
|State Nickname:||Hoosier State Equality State|
|Area Codes||219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812|
|Timezone||Eastern Time (ET),Central Time Zone (CT)|
What time zone is Indiana?
Indiana's time zones are diverse. Most of the state, including Indianapolis, operates in the Eastern Time Zone (ET), but some areas, like Gary and Evansville, use the Central Time Zone (CT). The approach to daylight saving time (DST) varies, with certain regions adopting it while others do not. During DST, ET becomes Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and CT becomes Central Daylight Time (CDT). Specific time zone and DST practices can differ by location within Indiana.
Note that the start and end dates of daylight saving time can change
Indiana's area codes have adapted over time to accommodate the state's changing telecommunications landscape. Originally encompassed by a single area code, 317, Indiana introduced additional codes like 219, 260, 812, 765, and 574 to cater to different regions. The deployment of overlay codes like 463 was necessary to meet the escalating demand for phone numbers in densely populated areas, particularly around Indianapolis. This transformation in area codes aligns with Indiana's population growth and evolving communication requirements.
All Area Codes in Indiana
This table provides a quick overview of all area codes, their locations, and some historical context for each.
|Area Code||Location||History and Details|
|219||Northwest Indiana||Covers Northwest Indiana, including cities like Gary, Hammond, and Merrillville.|
|260||Northeast Indiana||Covers Northeast Indiana, including cities like Fort Wayne and South Bend.|
|317||Central Indiana||Covers Central Indiana, including Indianapolis, the state capital.|
|463||Overlay for 317||An overlay area code for 317, serving the same areas.|
|574||North Central Indiana||Covers North Central Indiana, including cities like South Bend and Elkhart.|
|765||Central Indiana||Covers Central Indiana, including cities like Lafayette and Muncie.|
|812||Southern Indiana||Covers Southern Indiana, including cities like Evansville, Terre Haute, and Bloomington.|
Largest Cities in Indiana with area codes
Quick overview of large cities, their area codes, and some historical context for each in Indiana.
|Name||Area Code||History and Details|
|Indianapolis||876,384||The capital and largest city in Indiana, known for its vibrant downtown, cultural attractions, and sports events.|
|Fort Wayne||267,633||The second-largest city in Indiana, located in the northeastern part of the state. Strong manufacturing and healthcare presence.|
|Evansville||117,979||Located in southwestern Indiana, near the border with Kentucky. Known for its riverfront and cultural events.|
|South Bend||102,762||In north-central Indiana, famous for being the home of the University of Notre Dame.|
|Carmel||101,068||A fast-growing city in the northern suburbs of Indianapolis, known for its quality of life and vibrant arts scene.|
|Fishers||95,310||Another rapidly growing city in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, known for its family-friendly environment.|
|Bloomington||85,071||In south-central Indiana, home to Indiana University and known for its diverse cultural scene.|
|Hammond||77,134||Located in northwest Indiana, near the Illinois border, with a rich industrial history.|
|Gary||80,294||Also in northwest Indiana, along the southern shore of Lake Michigan, with an industrial heritage.|
|Lafayette||75,702||Located in west-central Indiana and known for Purdue University and its educational and research presence.|