Area Code 607

Where Is Area Code 607?

Updated: November 24th 2018

Area code 607 can be found in New York servicing parts of its Southern Tier, which are the counties along the northern border of Pennsylvania. Area code 607 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 15 counties of New York. Area code 607 was put into effect on January 1, 1954, and was created from a split of area codes 315 and 716.

Binghamton is a city in New York and is the county seat of Broome County. Binghamton is located in the Southern Tier region near the Pennsylvania border at the confluence of the Susquehanna River and the Chenango River. Binghamton is the primary city and cultural center of Greater Binghamton. Binghamton has a humid continental climate, meaning warm, wet summers and cold, snowy winters; it is among the rainiest and cloudiest cities in New York. Going back in history, the area was settled in 1779 by troops of the Sullivan Expedition. In 1786, William Bingham bought the 10,000 acre patent for the land. The village of Binghamton was incorporated in 1834. Binghamton experienced major growth from the Chenango Canal, the Erie Railroad, and the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad. In 1858, the New York State Inebriate Asylum opened in Binghamton, becoming the first institution in the United States to treat alcoholism as a mental disorder. In 1867, Binghamton was incorporated as a city and was given the nickname “Parlor City.” The growth of Binghamton as a manufacturing hub in the late 19th century and early 20th century resulted in an influx of immigrants. During this time period, Binghamton was the second largest manufacturer of cigars in the United States; the city also became dependent on large manufacturers such as Endicott Johnson and IBM.

Binghamton has a population of 47,376 and the racial makeup of the city is 77.6% White, 11.4% African American, 6.4% Hispanic, and 4.2% Asian (2010 Census). Binghamton might be a small city, however the crime rate here is extremely high, putting Binghamton among the top ten most dangerous cities in New York.

While Binghamton’s economy is still centered on technology and defense manufacturing, the city has started to move towards education and health care. There are also many food services, distribution companies, and shopping areas that help contribute to the economy. Points of interest in the city include the Phelps Mansion Museum, the Otsiningo Park, the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, and the Roberson Museum and Science Center. Popular annual events in the city include Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, July Fest, Blues on the Bridge, and St. Mary of the Assumption Bazaar. Binghamton is home to six antique carousels, which is why the city is known as the Carousel Capital of the World. Spiedie, a sandwich that is made up of cubes of beef, chicken, lamb, pork, veal, or venison, is the regional dish.

Major Cities In Area Code 607

Binghamton

Ithaca

Elmira

Vestal

Cortland

Ithaca is a city in New York and is the county seat of Tompkins County. Ithaca is located in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake. The city was named for the Greek island of Ithaca. Ithaca has a moderate continental climate, meaning hot, humid summers and long, cold, and snowy winters. Ithaca was incorporated as a village in 1821 and then was incorporated as a city in 1888. Today Ithaca has a population of 30,014 and the racial makeup of the city is 70.54% White, 16.17% Asian, 6.85% Hispanic, and 6.57% African American (2010 Census). Ithaca is considered a somewhat safe city to reside in. Ithaca is home to two major postsecondary institutions: Cornell University and Ithaca College. At the center of Ithaca’s economy is education, with technology and tourism both playing smaller roles. With numerous bookstores, art house cinemas, craft stores, and vegan restaurants located throughout the city, Ithaca has a college town atmosphere. Points of interest in the city include the Robert H. Treman State Park, the Buttermilk Falls State Park, the Cornell Botanic Gardens, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Ithaca Farmers Market, the Museum of the Earth, the Cayuga Nature Center, and the State Theatre of Ithaca. Popular annual events in the city include the Ithaca Festival, the Apple Festival, Porchfest, and the Finger Lakes International Dragon Boat Festival.

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