Area Code 432

Where Is Area Code 432?

Updated: September 25th 2018

Area code 432 is the area code for most of western Texas. Area code 432 is located in the Central Time Zone and covers 20 counties of Texas. Area code 432 was put into effect on April 5, 2003, and was created from a split of area code 915.

Midland is a city in the Permian Basin on the Southern Plains of West Texas. Midland is the county seat of Midland County and is located on Interstate 20 halfway between Forth Worth and El Paso. Midland is nicknamed “The Tall City” because of its impressive downtown skyline. Midland has a semi-arid climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and short, moderate winters. Going back in history, the Texas and Pacific Railroad and the Southern Pacific Railroad both laid tracks at about the same time in 1880. The place where the tracks met, which was between Forth Worth and El Paso, was where the town of Midway was established. Midway was renamed Midland in 1884 and became the county seat of Midland County the following year. By the end of the nineteenth century, Midland was one of the most important cattle shipping centers in Texas. Incorporated in 1906, Midland was forever changed when oil was discovered in the Permian Basin in 1923. As a result, Midland transformed from a ranching community to the administrative center of the West Texas oil fields. Post-World War II, Midland experienced another economic boom with the discovery of the Spraberry Trend, a large oil field in the Permian Basin that currently ranks as the third-largest oil field in the United States.

Midland has a population of 111,147 and the racial makeup of the city is 75.6% White, 37.6% Hispanic, 7.9% African American, and 1.4% Asian (2010 Census). The average crime rate makes Midland a semi-dangerous city to reside in.

The majority of the economy is centered on petroleum but recently Midland has become a regional telecommunications and distribution center. Points of interest in the city include the Petroleum Museum, the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, the George W. Bush Childhood Home, and the Museum of the Southwest. Notable people who lived in Midland include former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.

Located in West Texas, Odessa is a city above the Permian Basin and the county seat of Ector County. Odessa has a semi-arid climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters. Going back in history, Odessa was founded in 1881 as an important railroad stop for the Texas and Pacific Railway. When Ector County was founded in 1891, Odessa was designated the county seat. By the end of the nineteenth century, Odessa was a major cattle-shipping center. When oil was discovered in Ector County in 1926, Odessa transformed from a ranching community to an industrial one. Throughout the twentieth century, Odessa’s economy and population quickly grew as a result of the oil booms. Today Odessa has a population of 99,940 and the racial makeup of the city is 75.4% White, 50.6% Hispanic, 5.7% African American, and 1.1% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Odessa is a dangerous city to reside in. The majority of the economy is centered on the area’s oil industry, with many of the largest employers petrochemical processing companies and oilfield supply companies. The largest annual event in the city is Fiesta West Texas, the longest running Cinco de Mayo event in the Permian Basin. Points of interest in the city include the Stonehenge Replica, the Globe of the Great Southwest, the Ellen Noel Art Museum, and the Music City Mall.

Major Cities In Area Code 432

Midland

Odessa

Big Spring

Andrews

Pecos

Big Spring is a city in West Texas and the county seat of Howard County. Big Spring has a population of 27,282 and the racial makeup of the city is 69.7% White, 43.1% Hispanic, 7.8% African American, and 0.9% Asian (2010 Census). The small population and high crime rate makes Big Spring a dangerous city to reside in. The city is best known for hosting several major hang-gliding championship tournaments every year. A collection of historical artifacts of Big Spring and West Texas can be seen at the Heritage Museum of Big Spring.






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