Detroit has a lot of popular nicknames that Michiganders and people around the world use.

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The top ones are "The D", "The Motor City" and "The 313".
The last one is Detroit's area code and it looks like that could be changing.

What Is Detroit's Area Code?

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Detroit's Area code "313" was assigned as one of the original 86 area codes in 1947.

It originally served the entire southeastern area of Michigan, including Metro Detroit, Flint, and the southern part of Michigan's "Thumb".

Is Detroit Getting Rid Of The 313 Area Code?


Detroit might be getting a new area code, but it's by choice.

According to the Michigan Public Service Commission, The Detroit area is projected to run out of unassigned phone numbers with the 313 area code by 2025.

They're now looking into adding a new 679 area code.

What Will Happen To People And Business With A 313 Area Code?

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Peter Bernik

The Michigan Public Service Commission proposal calls for applying 679 over the same geographic territory as 313.

It would apply to new numbers only, and would not require people with existing 313 area codes to change their phone numbers.

How Many Area Codes Does Michigan Have?

Michigan has a total of 12 area codes.

  • 231 – Northwestern Lower Michigan: Traverse City, Ludington, Muskegon, Petoskey, Big Rapids, and Cheboygan
  • 248 – Northern Metro Detroit: All of Oakland County, Northville, and most of Northville Township; overlays with area code 947
  • 269 – Southwestern Michigan: Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Allegan, Hastings, Kalamazoo, and St Joseph
  • 313 – Wayne County: Detroit, Dearborn, Redford Township, and the Grosse Pointes
  • 517 – South Central Michigan: Lansing, East Lansing, Jackson, Charlotte, Coldwater, Howell, Hillsdale, and Adrian
  • 586 – Northeastern Metro Detroit: All of Macomb County
  • 616 – Western Michigan: Grand Rapids, Holland, Greenville, Grand Haven, Zeeland, and Ionia
  • 734 – Western and Down River/ Southeastern Michigan Metro Detroit: Ann Arbor, Monroe, Wayne, and Ypsilanti
  • 810 – Southern Flint/Tri-Cities and The Thumb: Port Huron, Flint, Flushing, Otisville, Davison, Brighton, Sandusky, and Lapeer
  • 906 – Upper Peninsula: Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Munising, and Mackinac Island
  • 947 – Northern Metro Detroit: All of Oakland County, Northville, and most of Northville Township; overlays with area code 248
  • 989 – Northern, Flint/Tri-Cities, and Northeastern Lower Michigan: Alpena, Mt. Pleasant, Bay City, Saginaw, Midland, Owosso, Gaylord, and Bad Axe

Looks like If you want that 313 number you better grab it before it's too late.

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