479 Area Code | Location, Map and Time Zone

479 Area Code

State: Arkansas
Top City: Fort Smith
Timezone: Central
Current Time:

Where is Area Code 479 located?

Area code 479 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for thirteen counties in the northwestern part of Arkansas. The numbering plan area (NPA) includes the cities of Bentonville, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, and Springdale.

479 Area Code
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479 Area Code Time Zone

The 479 area code lies within the Central Time Zone (CT), which is six hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). During daylight saving time (DST), which runs from mid-March to early November, the area code follows Central Daylight Time (CDT), which is five hours behind UTC.

History of 479 Area Code

The 479 area code was created on January 19, 2002, in a split of area code 501. The split was necessary to meet the increasing demand for phone numbers in the region. Before the split, area code 501 covered most of Arkansas except for the northeastern and southeastern parts. After the split, area code 501 was reduced to serve only central Arkansas, including Little Rock and Hot Springs.

It was activated on January 19th, 2002 after a six-month permissive dialing period. During this period, callers could use either area code 501 or 479 to reach the same number. After January 19th, 2002, callers had to use area code 479 to reach numbers in northwestern Arkansas.

The area code 479 is one of three area codes in Arkansas. The other two are area code 501 and area code 870. Area code 870 covers northeastern and southeastern Arkansas. There are no plans for any future changes or splits of the 479 area code as of now.

Top 10 Counties in Area Code 479

County Population
Benton County 306,843
Washington County 247,556
Sebastian County 132,088
Crawford County 64,072
Franklin County 18,125
Logan County 22,353
Madison County 17,566
Scott County 10,281
Johnson County 27,026
Pope County 65,694

Top 10 Cities in Area Code 479

City Population
Fayetteville 73,580
Fort Smith 86,209
Springdale 69,797
Rogers 55,964
Bentonville 35,301
Siloam Springs 15,039
Van Buren 22,791
Bella Vista 26,461
Russellville 27,920
Lowell 7,327

Top Telephone Carriers

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AT&T Verizon Wireless
CenturyLink AT&T
Cox Communications T-Mobile
Windstream Sprint
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