Mississippi Area Code
Mississippi's area code, specifically Area Code 601, covers a substantial portion of the state, including the central and southern regions, and is associated with cities like Jackson, the state capital, as well as Hattiesburg and Meridian. It is a numerical designation used in telecommunications to geographically segment the state, allowing for efficient routing of phone calls and services within Mississippi.
|State Nickname:||Magnolia State Equality State|
|Area Codes||228, 601, 662, 769|
|Timezone||Central Time Zone (CT)|
What time zone is Mississippi?
Mississippi area codes, including 601 and 228, are in the Central Time Zone (CT). This means they typically follow Central Standard Time (CST) when daylight saving time is not in effect and Central Daylight Time (CDT) when it is. CST is UTC-6, and CDT is UTC-5.
Note that the start and end dates of daylight saving time can change
Mississippi's area code history traces back to 1947 when the state introduced Area Code 601, covering the entire state. As population growth and telecommunications demands increased, Mississippi later added Area Code 228, serving the Gulf Coast region, in 1997. These area codes have efficiently managed phone numbering within the state, facilitating communication for its residents and businesses.
All Area Codes in Mississippi
This table provides a quick overview of all area codes, their locations, and some historical context for each.
|Area Code||Location||History and Details|
|601||Central and Southern Mississippi||Covers central and southern regions, including cities like Jackson, Hattiesburg, and Meridian.|
|228||Mississippi Gulf Coast||Serves the Mississippi Gulf Coast region, including cities such as Gulfport and Biloxi.|
Largest Cities in Mississippi with area codes
Quick overview of large cities, their area codes, and some historical context for each in Mississippi.
|Name||Area Code||History and Details|
|Jackson||601||The state capital and largest city in Mississippi, located in the central part of the state.|
|Gulfport||228||The second-largest city in Mississippi, situated on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.|
|Hattiesburg||601||A major city in southern Mississippi, known for its educational institutions and cultural attractions.|
|Biloxi||228||Located on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is known for its casinos, sandy beaches, and vibrant entertainment.|
|Southaven||662||A city in northern Mississippi, part of the Memphis metropolitan area, known for its economic growth.|
|Meridian||601||Located in the eastern part of the state, Meridian is a regional hub for commerce and transportation.|
|Tupelo||662||Birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo is a city in northeastern Mississippi known for its music heritage.|
|Olive Branch||662||Another city in the Memphis metropolitan area, Olive Branch has experienced significant growth in recent years.|