Area Code 405

Where Is Area Code 405?

Updated: September 24th 2018

Area code 405 is the area code for a large portion of central Oklahoma. Area code 405 is located in the Central Time Zone and covers 18 counties of Oklahoma. When area code 405 was put into service on January 1, 1947, it was one of the 86 original area codes created by AT&T. Area code 405 was split in 1953 to form area code 918 and split again in 1997 to form area code 580.

Oklahoma City is the most populous city in Oklahoma and is the 27th most populous city in the United States. Oklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma and is the county seat of Oklahoma County. Oklahoma City has a humid subtropical climate and is prone to especially frequent and severe tornadoes; so far the city has been struck by thirteen strong tornadoes. Going back in history, Oklahoma City was settled in 1889 by some 10,000 homesteaders during the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889. In 1910, the capital was moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City was a major center of oil production when oil was discovered in 1928. The Oklahoma City bombing occurred in 1995 and was the deadliest act of terrorism in the United States prior to the September 11 attacks; Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb in front of a building, which killed 168 people and injured over 600.

Oklahoma City has a population of 579,999 and the racial makeup of the city is 62.7% White, 17.2% Hispanic, 15.1% African American, and 4.0% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Oklahoma City is home to cartels and numerous rival gangs, which is why it is among the top ten most dangerous cities in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City’s economy is centered on government, energy exploration, information technology, and health services. With so many things to do and see in the city, major points of interest include the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Museum of Osteology, the Science Museum Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City Zoo, and the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Norman is the third most populous city in Oklahoma and is the county seat of Cleveland County. Norman has a humid subtropical climate and lies within Tornado Alley. Going back in history, Norman was settled in 1889 during the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889. The city was named after Abner Ernest Norman, the man who was hired to survey the land. The University of Oklahoma was founded in 1890 and the city of Norman was formally incorporated in 1891. Today Norman has a population of 110,925 and the racial makeup of the city is 84.7% White, 6.4% Hispanic, 4.3% African American, and 3.8% Asian (2010 Census). With an average crime rate, Norman is a semi-dangerous city to reside in. Norman is home to the University of Oklahoma, a top employer in the city and the largest university in the state. The University of Oklahoma is home to the National Weather Center, which houses numerous weather and climate related organizations. Points of interest in the city include the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the Riverwind Casino, and the Lake Thunderbird State Park.

Major Cities In Area Code 405

Oklahoma City

Norman

Edmond

Moore

Midwest City

Edmond is the sixth most populous city in Oklahoma and is located in Oklahoma County. U.S. Route 77 and Interstate 35 connect Edmond to downtown Oklahoma City. Edmond has a humid subtropical climate and lies within Tornado Alley. Going back in history, Edmond was settled in 1889 during the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889. The Edmond post office shooting occurred in 1986 and was the event that inspired the American phrase “going postal.” Today Edmond has a population of 81,405 and the racial makeup of the city is 82.6% White, 5.5% African American, 5.1% Hispanic, and 3.2% Asian (2010 Census). The very low crime rate makes Edmond a safe city to reside in. Edmond is home to the University of Central Oklahoma, a top employer in the city and the third largest university in the state. Edmond’s economy is centered on technology, manufacturing, construction, and retail trade. Points of interest in the city include the Armstrong Auditorium, the Edmond Historical Society & Museum, the Pelican Bay Aquatic Center, E.C. Hafer Park, and Mitch Park.

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