The ability to recognize phone number area codes can prove useful in screening unwanted calls. The proliferation of phone scams has made people more hesitant to answer calls from unknown area codes, and deservedly so. However, recognizing area codes on incoming calls can help in making this choice. Also helpful are reverse phone lookup services for identifying unknown callers and avoiding phone scams.
An overview of Kansas area codes is shown in the table below:
|316 - Location
|620 - Location
|785 - Location
|913 - Location
Who Controls Kansas Area Codes?
Each state is granted control over the numbering resources allocated by the NANP Administrator. The implementation and management of numbering resources are typically under the purview of the public utilities regulatory authority. For the State of Kansas, this is the Kansas Corporation Commission. In regions where phone numbers allocated to area codes are not enough for residents, area code overlays are introduced to unlock more numbers.
Where is Area Code 316?
Area Code 316 is the telephone area code for the city of Wichita and the surrounding communities. The area code was one of the original area codes introduced in 1947 and formerly covered all of southern Kansas. Locations currently under this area code include Andover, Augusta, Bel Aire, Cheney, Derby, El Dorado, Haysville, Newton, Park City, and Valley Center.
Where is Area Code 620?
Area Code 620 is the telephone area code for most of southern Kansas. It stretches across the southern half of the state, from the Colorado border in the west to the Missouri border in the east. Locations under this area code include Arkansas City, Coffeyville, Dodge City, Emporia, Fort Scott, Garden City, Hutchison, Liberal, Pittsburg, Independence, Parsons, Scott City, and Winfield. It was established in 2001.
Where is Area Code 785?
Area code 785 is the telephone area code for most of northern Kansas. It stretches from the Colorado state line in the west to the Missouri state line in the east, while excluding the Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Major cities covered by this area code include Colby, Goodland, Hays, Junction City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Ottawa, Salina, and Topeka. It was introduced in 1997.
Where is Area Code 913?
Area code 913 is the telephone area code for northeastern Kansas. It covers the eight counties bordering Missouri—an area that generally includes the Kansas portion of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. It was one of the original area codes introduced in 1947 and prior to 1997, it covered all of northern Kansas from the Colorado state line to the Missouri state line. Major cities covered by this area code include Kansas City, Louisburg, Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, Paola, Lenexa, Bonner Springs, and De Soto.