Area code 908

Area code 908

Area code 908 is an area code in New Jersey. The area code covers the North/Central portions of the state. It includes communities in Union County (Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield), Somerset County (Basking Ridge, Bridgewater, Somerville, Warren Township), Middlesex County (South Plainfield), Hunterdon County (Clinton, Flemington), Warren County (Phillipsburg) and Morris County (Washington Township, Chester Township, Chester Borough).

908 was created when Area code 201 was divided, and took effect on June 8, 1991. [ [ About Verizon New Jersey: Years 1985 to 1998] , Verizon Communications, accessed May 12, 2007.] 908 was split as of January 1, 1997, forming Area code 732. [Newman, Andy. [ "New Area Codes Introduced"] , "The New York Times", June 2, 1997. Accessed January 23, 2008.]

The areas covered by 908 are composed primarily of both the wealtiest residential communities and the poorest inner cities in the United States. The one exception is Warren County, which is a mix between suburban and rural elements. Union County is one of the major bedroom communities for New York City. Union County also has diverse working class communities in places like Plainfield and Elizabeth. Somerset County also serves as a bedroom community for New York City, though there is a strong local economy centered around the pharmaceutical and technology industries. Somerset County is also the wealthiest county in New Jersey, as measured by per-capita income. Hunterdon County also has a strong local industry while also to a lesser extent serving as a bedroom community for New York City. Warren County serves as an exurban community for New York City, but unlike the rest of the counties in the area code, still possesses a rural quality unlike most other counties in North and Central Jersey. Alternatively, the area code also covers the cities of Elizabeth and Linden among other municipalities along New Jersey's "Refinery Row."

ee also

*North Jersey
*Central Jersey


External links

Area Code Box 2|State=NJ
S=215/267, 609, 732/848
W=484/610/835, 570

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