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What is 917 Area Code?

Area code 917 serves all five boroughs of New York City, NY. As an overlay for area codes 212 and 718, it entered operation for the first time on January 1, 1992.

All of the boroughs of New York City were initially served by the 212 area code, but beginning in the 1980s, the North American Numbering Plan had to separate the boroughs into two categories. The 718 area code was given to Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, while 212 numbers were only assigned to Manhattan and the Bronx. The 917 area code wasn't made available as the default for all cell phones and pagers in the city until 1992. To make room for landlines, all other numbers that were previously assigned to mobile phones and pagers were changed to the 917 area code. And while the FCC ultimately decided that providers had to limit some area codes to particular services, 917 numbers have come to represent New York City, particularly during the early days when cell phones were just starting to gain popularity and were frequently used to denote status.

What’s in the Code 917 Area?

While the 212 area code conjures images of a high-rise office in Manhattan, the 917 area code is a bit more classic. Serving more than 8.3 million residents within 300 square miles, the 917 area code zip code covers all types of citizens in New York City's five boroughs, including famous hotspots like Downtown Flushing, Prospect Park and Yankee Stadium. With countless skyscrapers, restaurants and unique neighborhoods to explore, you can find just about everything in the code 917 area.

Who’s Doing Business in Area Code 917?

Although the five boroughs of New York City were created when the city's current boundaries were formed a century ago, entrepreneurs, clients, and innovative ideas have been moving across these limits ever since. The boroughs, which are infused with the city's dynamism, have their own thriving business environment and a bustling, diverse economy that supports numerous businesses.

What are the leading sectors? reports that the following sectors dominate in New York City:

  • Services for social assistance, health care, and education
  • Professional, scientific, managerial, administrative, and waste management services are all included in the full range of services
  • Including real estate, rental, and leasing, finance and insurance

This Eastern Time Zone powerhouse city has fueled the national economy for centuries. With an average household income of $107,000, families in New York live above the national average income.

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