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847 Area Code

Introduction To Area Code 847

Area code 847 is one of the geographically largest area codes in Illinois. It covers the northern suburbs of Chicago, including Evanston, Skokie, Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Glenview, and Mt. Prospect. As of 2010, it had a population of over 2 million people.Area code 847 was created in 1996, splitting off from area code 708. It originally covered the northern suburbs of Chicago, as well as Lake, McHenry, and Kankakee counties. However, as the Chicago suburbs grew, the 847 area code began to encroach on the 312 and 773 area codes.

In 2000, the 773 area code was split to create the 773 and 872 area codes. This left the 847 area code with only the northern suburbs of Chicago. However, in 2008, the 847 area code was split again to create the 815 area code. This left the 847 area code with only the northern suburbs of Chicago, and the Joliet and Rockford areas.

Although the 847 area code is no longer the largest in Illinois, it is still one of the most populous. As of 2010, it had a population of over 2 million people. It is also one of the most diverse area codes, with a mix of suburban and rural communities.

Regions That Use 847 As Area Code

There are a few regions in the United States that use the 847 area code. The majority of these regions are in the Chicago metropolitan area. This area code was created in 1997, and it currently has over 1.8 million subscribers. The 847 area code is unique because it is one of the few area codes in the country that is not exclusive to a single city. Some of the municipalities in the 847 area code include Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, Skokie, and Wheeling. There are also a number of small towns and villages in this area code, as well as a few unincorporated areas.

The 847 area code is scheduled to be exhausted by 2028. This means that new phone numbers in this area code will no longer be available after that date. In the meantime, however, the 847 area code is still in use and will continue to be used for the foreseeable future.

Time Zones With Area Code 847

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Cities Served by 847 Are Code

  • Utah, UT
  • Vermont, VT
  • South Carolina, SC
  • Virginia, VA
  • California, CA
  • Texas, TX
  • Hawaii, HI
  • Michigan, MI
  • Indiana, IN
  • Florida, FL
  • Pennsylvania, PA
  • Illinois, IL
  • Missouri, MO
  • Texas, TX
  • California, CA

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