Area Code 414

Where Is Area Code 414?

Updated: June 24th 2021

Area code 414 is the area code for a portion of southeastern Wisconsin, which is nearly exclusive to Milwaukee County, including the city of Milwaukee. When area code 414 was put into service in 1947, it was one of the 86 original area codes created by AT&T. Area code 414 was first split in 1955 to form area code 608 and split again in 1997 to form area code 920. Within a year, area code 414 was close to exhaustion, so it was split a third time in 1999 to form area code 262.

Located in southeast Wisconsin on Lake Michigan's western shore, Milwaukee is the most populous city in the state and the fifth most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Milwaukee is the county seat of Milwaukee County and the cultural and economic hub of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Milwaukee is nicknamed “Brew City” because of its rich brewing history; Milwaukee is also nicknamed “Cream City” because many of the city's buildings were built using cream or light yellow-colored bricks. Milwaukee has a humid continental climate, characterized by warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters; the city has one of the coldest average annual temperatures for a large US city.

Milwaukee has a population of 594,833 and the racial makeup of the city is 44.8% White, 40.0% African American, 17.3% Hispanic, and 3.5% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Milwaukee ranks as the worst city in Wisconsin to live in for numerous reasons. Milwaukee has the highest crime rate in the state and one of the highest crime rates in the United States. In addition to being a dangerous city, Milwaukee has the highest poverty rate of any city in the state.

Milwaukee is best known for its brewing traditions, especially since it was the number one beer-producing city in the world for an untold number of years. Currently the Miller Brewing Company is headquartered in the city, along with six Fortune 500 companies. Known as the “City of Festivals,” Milwaukee hosts many cultural events each year, with many events taking place at Henry Maier Festival Park. Summerfest is the largest and most popular event that is held at the park every year. Summerfest is a music festival that lasts for 11 days and attracts around a million people; it is said to be the largest music festival in the world. The park also hosts some of the largest ethnically themed festivals in the country, which includes German Fest, Polish Fest, and Festa Italiana. When it comes to sports, Milwaukee is home to four major professional sports teams: Milwaukee Brewers (MLB), Milwaukee Bucks (NBA), Milwaukee Admirals (AHL), and Milwaukee Wave (MASL). The Milwaukee Brewers play their home games at Miller Park, which was one of the largest construction projects in Wisconsin history; the baseball park features North America's only fan-shaped convertible roof. When it comes to recreation, Milwaukee has over 150 state and county parks and over 130 miles of bicycle trails. Located in the heart of downtown is the Milwaukee RiverWalk, a two-mile long continuous pedestrian walkway that features eye-catching public art. Also located in downtown Milwaukee is the Historic Third Ward. Known as "Milwaukee's Arts and Fashion District," the Historic Third Ward is filled with historical ambiance and architecture and features numerous restaurants, theaters, galleries, and boutiques.

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Milwaukee is home to one of America's best public markets, the Milwaukee Public Market. The public market features freshly prepared foods and top quality selections of artisan and ethnic products. Since Milwaukee is the birthplace of Harley-Davidson, it makes sense that the Harley-Davidson Museum is one of the city’s largest tourist attractions. The museum features close to 500 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and hundreds of thousands of artifacts from when the company first started. Another popular tourist attraction is the Milwaukee Art Museum, which contains more than 35,000 works of art, making it one of the largest museums in the United States. Other tourist attractions in the city include the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Milwaukee County Zoo, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Basilica of St. Josaphat, the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, the Pabst Theater, and the Pabst Mansion.

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