View an Area Code Map on Google Maps
This free Google Maps Area Code map enables you to find area codes for a given address, city or place or search by Area Code and see it’s boundaries on an Area Codes map. See Google Maps overlaid with area code boundaries anywhere in the U.S and Canada, and optionally also show U.S. cities, townships and counties on the map.
Quick Tips for using this Area Codes map tool
- There are five ways to get started using this Area Codes map tool
- In the “Search places” box above the map, type an address, city, etc. and choose the one you want from the auto-complete list
- Click the map to see the area code(s) for where you clicked (Monthly Contributors also get Dynamic Maps)
- Find a specific area code using the “Find area code” box in the lower left corner of the map
- To search using GPS coordinates use the “Find lat long” box in the top right above the map*
- Click the ◉ button in the upper right corner of the map to use your current location. Click the ◉ button again to automatically update your location every 1, 5 or 10 minutes (Monthly Contributors also get an option to update every several seconds, shown as ◉A for Active).**
- Optionally, show Area Code labels, US city limits, US townships, and county lines by checking the boxes in the lower left corner of the map
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* You can search using various formats of latitude longitude, including degrees, minutes and seconds; degrees
and decimal minutes; or decimal degrees
** The “Locate” button will be more accurate on smartphones and other devices containing a GPS; desktop browsers typically show an approximate location
Why would you need a map with area code boundaries?
Here are several example uses for area codes on Google Maps:
- Business and Marketing Strategy: Companies can target specific area codes for localized marketing campaigns or customer outreach based on regional demographics.
- Relocation Planning: Individuals moving to a new city or state can understand the area codes they’ll encounter and make necessary telecommunication adjustments.
- Emergency and Service Response: Utility and service providers can quickly identify affected regions during outages or for maintenance based on area codes.
- Education and Training: Telecommunication courses and training programs can use area code maps as educational tools for understanding the evolution and distribution of phone networks.
- Media Studies: Understanding area code boundaries can provide context for regional media buys.
Find Area Codes by radius or by drawing a line or shape
- To find Area Codes within a radius or near a line or shape you draw:
- Click the “Selection Tools” button in the lower left corner of the map
- – RADIUS SELECT: To find Area Codes within a radius, specify the mileage in the “Select map features within x miles of the
shapes I draw” box, then use the Point “Add a marker” tool to draw the center point of the radius
– TOUCHING A LINE OR SHAPE: To find Area Codes that touch a line or a shape you draw, use the Line tool or Shape tool to draw the shape, double-clicking when finished
– WITHIN DISTANCE OF A LINE OR SHAPE: To find Area Codes that are within a distance of a line or a shape you draw, first specify the mileage in the “Select map features within x miles of the shapes I draw” box, then use the Line tool or Shape tool to draw the shape, double-clicking when finished
- The Area Codes will be highlighted and listed in a “Results from map” box below the map, where you can copy
the selected Area Codes for use in a spreadsheet or other document
– Optionally, keep drawing shapes to select more Area Codes
- When you are finished selecting Area Codes, click the “DONE Selecting” button in the lower left corner of the map
FAQs for Area Codes
How do you see Google Maps with area code boundaries? Just follow the quick steps above and you will see the borders for U.S. and Canadian area codes displayed on a fully-interactive Google Map.
- Area Code Boundaries represent the geographic telephone area codes, also known as Numbering Plan Areas (NPAs), for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) area which includes the following countries: United States and its territories and possessions, Canada, Bermuda, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks & Caicos. Excluded from this dataset are area codes considered to be non-geographic NPAs (area codes designating a specific service rather than a specific geographic area), such as toll-free area codes which encompass the entire NANP area
- The Search places box uses a standard Google Maps geocoding engine, therefore you can type street addresses, road names, points of interest, etc. to see what area code that location is part of
- Many of the map layers from which this information is extracted are very large, so it may take several seconds for all of the map layers to finish drawing
- Because the map layers are large, boundaries will not be shown if you are zoomed out too far
- Note that typing an address will zoom in the map very close, whereas typing a city or county by itself will show you a map with a wider view
- Disclaimer: While the number of decimals in the latitude and longitude displayed for the map marker may imply a positional accuracy of within a few feet, note that Google Maps and the source data may not be that accurate. Accordingly, this tool should not be used for legal nor surveying purposes or anything beyond entertainment value.
- Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data, U.S. Department of Homeland Security: public data