Nebraska Area Code
Nebraska, a U.S. state, is primarily served by area codes 308 and 402 within the North American Numbering Plan. Area code 308 encompasses the western and central regions of the state, including cities like North Platte, Scottsbluff, and Kearney. Meanwhile, area code 402 covers eastern Nebraska, including populous cities like Omaha and Lincoln, the state's capital. These area codes are essential for routing telephone calls and are part of the telecommunications infrastructure that serves the diverse communities and industries of the state.
|State Nickname:||Cornhusker State Equality State|
|Area Codes||308, 402|
|Timezone||Central Time Zone (CT),Mountain Time Zone (MT)|
What time zone is Nebraska?
The timezone for Nebraska's area codes (primarily 308 and 402) is Central Time (CT) during Standard Time, which is UTC-6, and Central Daylight Time (CDT) during Daylight Saving Time, which is UTC-5. Some parts of western Nebraska around the Panhandle region observe Mountain Time (MT), which is UTC-7 during Standard Time and UTC-6 during Daylight Saving Time.
Note that the start and end dates of daylight saving time can change
Nebraska's area code history began with 402 in 1947, which initially covered the entire state. In 1955, 308 was introduced for western Nebraska, and in 2011, overlay area code 531 was added to the same regions as 402 due to increased demand for numbers. These changes addressed telecommunications needs while maintaining Nebraska's identity.
All Area Codes in Nebraska
This table provides a quick overview of all area codes, their locations, and some historical context for each.
|Area Code||Location||History and Details|
|402||Eastern Nebraska||Covers cities like Omaha and Lincoln in eastern Nebraska.|
|308||Western and Central Nebraska||Serves regions including North Platte, Kearney, and Grand Island.|
|531||Eastern Nebraska Overlay||An overlay for area code 402, requiring dialing even for local calls.|
Largest Cities in Nebraska with area codes
Quick overview of large cities, their area codes, and some historical context for each in Nebraska.
|Name||Area Code||History and Details|
|Omaha||402||Nebraska's largest city, known for its cultural diversity and economic significance.|
|Lincoln||402||The state capital, home to the University of Nebraska and government institutions.|
|Bellevue||402||Located south of Omaha, known for its military presence and community.|
|Grand Island||308||Central Nebraska city with agricultural and industrial significance.|
|Kearney||308||Home to the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument and a university.|
|Fremont||402||Eastern Nebraska city with parks, recreation, and historical significance.|
|Hastings||402||South-central Nebraska city with a historic downtown and cultural attractions.|
|North Platte||308||Western Nebraska city with a railroad history and Buffalo Bill Cody's connection.|
|Norfolk||402||Northeastern Nebraska city known for healthcare and education.|
|Columbus||402||Eastern Nebraska city with a strong manufacturing sector and a welcoming community.|