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About Northeastern New Jersey

With its proximity to New York City, the 201 area code offers big city sights in a bite-sized manner. The 201 area code covers all of northeastern New Jersey, meaning that if you’re in the area, you can start your visit in Jersey City. Take in sweeping sights of Upper New York Bay with the Hudson River at the forefront of a picturesque view. Spend the day touring Ellis Island before visiting the Liberty Science Center. Then, discover the rest of the 201 area code all the way up and down New Jersey’s coastline. Hackensack is home to the New Jersey Naval Museum while you’ll find the famous Teardrop Memorial in Bayonne. From the New York Harbor flowing waters of the Hudson River, nearly everything in the 201 area code is picture-perfect.

Areas Served

In terms of New Jersey area codes, the 201 area code is the smallest geographically. However, it serves some of the state’s most well-known counties and cities. Stretching from the Hudson River in the north down to Jersey City and Bayonne in the south, the 201 area code serves Hoboken, Hackensack, and nearly most of both Hudson and Bergen counties.

The History of 201

The History of 201

While the 201 area code initially served all of New Jersey when it was created back in 1947, its geographical coverage has been slowly replaced by other numbers over the years as the state’s population has grown. When they first split the 201 area code in 1951, its coverage was reduced to just the northern part of New Jersey, serving counties such as Hudon, Somerset, Sussex, Middlesex, and Bergen. Then, after rapid population growth in the 1980s, the 201 area code was split further and used as the go-to area code for northeastern New Jersey, covering most of Hudson County and Bergen County, stretching to Hudson River and New York City. In 2001, the 201 area code was overlaid with the 551 area code. Today, both area codes serve the same areas of northeastern New Jersey, although the 201 area code is nearing exhaustion much quicker than 551 numbers. The former is also much more prominent in the larger cities of Jersey City, Bayonne, Paramus, and Kearney.

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