Delaware Area Codes

1 area code serves Delaware

Delaware Area Codes Overview

Delaware, the second smallest state in the U.S., primarily utilizes two area codes to meet its telecommunications needs. The majority of the state, including cities like Wilmington, Dover, and Newark, falls under the 302 area code. This original area code has been serving Delaware since 1947, and despite its small size, the state manages to incorporate its entire population within this code. Additionally, Delaware introduced the 302 area code overlay in 1996 to accommodate the increasing demand for phone numbers, ensuring a continued supply for residents and businesses. Though compact, Delaware's area codes efficiently cover the diverse urban and suburban regions of the state, facilitating seamless communication across its communities.