Area Code 216

Where Is Area Code 216?

Updated: June 23rd 2021

Area code 216 is the area code for Cleveland, Ohio, and most of its inner suburbs. When area code 216 was put into service on January 1, 1947, it was one of the 86 original area codes created by AT&T. Area code 216 was split in 1996 to form area code 330 and was split the following year to form area code 440.

Cleveland is the second most populous city in Ohio and is the county seat of Cuyahoga County. Cleveland is situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie, roughly 60 miles west of Pennsylvania’s border. Cleveland has a humid continental climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Cleveland has been given several nicknames including “The Forest City” and “Sixth City.” Going back in history, the Connecticut Land Company founded Cleveland in 1796; it was named after General Moses Cleaveland, the man hired to survey the area. Cleveland was located along the eastern bank of the Cuyahoga River and Major Lorenzo Carter was the first permanent settler. Cleveland was incorporated as a village in 1814 and was incorporated as a city in 1836. During the 1820s and 1830s, Cleveland experienced rapid growth with the completion of the Ohio and Erie Canal and when the railroads arrived. During the late 19th century, Cleveland was an important industrial city and during the start of the 20th century, Cleveland played an important role in national politics.

Cleveland has a population of 396,815 and the racial makeup of the city is 53.3% African American, 37.3% White, 10.0% Hispanic, and 1.8% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Cleveland ranks among the most dangerous cities in Ohio and in the United States.

Cleveland is a major manufacturing center today because of its location on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie and its connection to numerous canals and railroad lines. In addition to manufacturing, Cleveland’s economy is centered on healthcare, financial services, and technology. There are three major professional sports teams in Cleveland: Cleveland Indians (MBA), Cleveland Browns (NFL), and Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA). When it comes to performing arts, Cleveland is home to the Playhouse Square Center, the second largest performing arts center in the United States, and to the Cleveland Orchestra, one of the world’s finest orchestras. With so many things to do and see in Cleveland, major points of interest in the city include the Cleveland Museum of Art, the West Side Market, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the JACK Cleveland Casino, the Great Lakes Science Center, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Lakewood is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and is one of Cleveland’s inner-ring suburbs. Lakewood was settled in 1805 and was the first suburb west of Cleveland. Lakewood has a population of 52,131 and the racial makeup of the city is 87.5% White, 6.4% African American, 4.1% Hispanic, and 1.9% Asian (2010 Census). With an average crime rate, Lakewood is a semi-dangerous city to reside in. Lakewood is home to numerous high rises, with most of them concentrated in downtown Lakewood and in Gold Coast. While Lakewood does not have many points of interests, it is home to Lakewood Park, one of the largest lakefront parks in Ohio that features an outdoor swimming pool, a live concert stage, and a skate park. Cleveland is also home to the Beck Center for the Arts, the largest theater and arts center on Cleveland’s West Shore.

Major Cities In Area Code 216




Cleveland Heights

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Euclid is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and is one of Cleveland’s inner-ring suburbs. Euclid is approximately 10 miles northeast of Cleveland and is situated on the shore of Lake Erie. Settled in 1796, the city was named after Euclid, the Greek mathematician. Euclid was incorporated as a township in 1809 and was incorporated as a city in 1930. Today Euclid has a population of 48,920 and the racial makeup of the city is 52.6% African American, 43.8% White, 1.6% Hispanic, and 0.7% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Euclid is a dangerous city to reside in. Euclid does not have many points of interests so most residents and tourists drive to Cleveland for activities and entertainment. The Euclid Creek Reservation is a popular urban oasis for biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, and boating.

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