Florida Has More Residents With Out-Of-State Area Codes Than Any Other; List Of U.S. Area Codes

Increasingly when you call your friend next door, you're calling via one of the other 49 states in the nation to reach him or her.  According to new research data from major phone carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and MetroPCS, the reason for this is not as simple as you might think.  This makes for an interesting statement, No other state has as many people that live in Florida but do not live in Florida.

It's true, transplants to the state that is still in the top 3 for fastest growing states move here and keep their old numbers, but there has also been a trend in Floridians moving out of state and keeping their Florida area code numbers making fewer Florida phone numbers available.

Florida ranks 3rd in the nation with the most areas codes of any state and has 17 areas codes, but that's not enough so one more is being added soon;
239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 754, 772, 786, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941, 954, + the new 689 which will be part of Central Florida & Orlando.

In Fact, an estimated 1 in 5 Floridians living in Florida for at least 6 months has a phone with an out of state number, and Florida leads the nation with residents with telephone area codes from other states.

Another trend in Florida is the usually large amount of people that live in the state but also live in another state such as Texas, Georgia, New York, California and Virgina.  Florida has the highest number of residents that also have an out of state address.

Interestingly, according to the U.S. Postal Service, Florida has the highest amount of lost, misdirected and return to sender mail in the nation, and they believe it is because of the transient nature of Florida residents.

The most popular states called which lead to Florida are; #1- Texas, #2- New York, #3- Georgia, #4- California, #5- Pennsylvania.


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In case you're wondering, here's the list of state with the most areas codes, and a listing of all 298 area codes in the United States.

CA 30 - 209, 213, 310, 323, 408, 415, 424, 442, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 657, 661, 707, 714, 747, 760, 805, 818, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951


TX 25 - 210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 361, 409, 430, 432, 469, 512, 682, 713, 737, 806, 817, 830, 832, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979


FL 17 - 239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 754, 772, 786, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941, 954, 689


NY 15 - 212, 315, 347, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 646, 716, 718, 845, 914, 917, 929


IL 13 - 217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 618, 630, 708, 773, 779, 815, 847, 872


PA 12 - 215, 267, 272, 412, 484, 570, 582, 610, 717, 724, 814, 878
MI  11 - 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 989
OH 10 - 216, 234, 330, 419, 440, 513, 567, 614, 740, 937
GA 9 - 229, 404, 470, 478, 678, 706, 762, 770, 912
MA 9 - 339, 351, 413, 508, 617, 774, 781, 857, 978
NJ 9 - 201, 551, 609, 732, 848, 856, 862, 908, 973
NC 8 - 252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919, 980, 984
MN 7 - 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
VA 7 - 276, 434, 540, 571, 703, 757, 804
WI 7 - 262, 274, 414, 534, 608, 714, 920
IN 6 - 219, 317, 574, 260, 765, 812
MO 6 - 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
TN 6 - 423, 615, 731, 865, 901, 931
AL 5 - 205, 334, 256, 251, 938
AZ  5 - 480, 520, 602, 623, 928
IA 5 - 319, 515, 563, 641, 712
LA 5 - 225, 318, 337, 504, 985
MD 5 - 240, 301, 410, 443, 667
WA 5 - 206, 253, 360, 425, 509
CT 4- 203, 475, 860, 959
CO 4 - 303, 719, 720, 970
KS 4 - 316, 620, 785, 913
KY 4 - 270, 502, 606, 859
MS 4 - 228, 601, 662, 769
OK 4 - 405, 580, 539, 918
OR 4 - 458, 503, 541, 971
AR 3 - 479, 501, 870
NE 3 - 308, 402, 451
SC 3 - 803, 843, 864
UT 2 - 385, 435, 801
NM 2 - 505, 575
NV 2 - 702, 775
WV 2 - 304, 681
AK 1 - 907
D.C. 1 - 202
DE 1 - 302
HI 1 - 808
ID 1 - 208
ME 1 - 207
MT 1 - 406
ND 1 - 701
NH 1 - 603
RI 1 - 401
SD 1 - 605
VT 1 - 802
WY 1 - 307
 

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