Area Code 701

Where Is Area Code 701?

Updated: September 22nd 2018

Area code 701 is the area code for the entire state of North Dakota. Parts of area code 701 are located in the Central Time Zone while other parts are located in the Mountain Time Zone. When area code 701 was put into service on January 1, 1947, it was one of the 86 original area codes created by AT&T.

Fargo is the most populous city in North Dakota and is the county seat of Cass County. Fargo is situated along the Red River of the North in a region known as the Red River Valley. Each year, Fargo faces seasonal floods due to the rising water of the Red River of the North. Fargo has a humid continental climate, characterized by hot summers and severely cold winters. Going back in history, the city was originally known as Centralia, but was later renamed Fargo after William Fargo, the co-founder of Wells Fargo. During the 1870s and 1880s, Fargo was an early stopping point for steamboats traveling across the Red River of the North. At the same time, Fargo was the divorce capital of the Midwest, which was a result of lenient divorce laws. The North Dakota Agricultural College was founded in 1890 and became known as North Dakota University in 1960. In 1893, a major fire spread throughout Fargo and destroyed 31 blocks of downtown Fargo. The construction of Interstate 29 and Interstate 94 further increased the growth of Fargo; the West Acres Shopping Center was built near the intersection of the two interstates.

Fargo has a population of 105,549 and the racial makeup of the city is 90.2% White, 3.0% Asian, 2.7% African American, and 2.2% Hispanic (2010 Census). Unfortunately Fargo is among the top ten most dangerous cities in North Dakota.

When it comes to the economy, Fargo used to be dependent on agriculture but now Fargo’s economy has expanded to include food processing, manufacturing, healthcare, education, and technology. Fargo is home to North Dakota State University, the second largest employer in the city. North Dakota State University also promotes and produces the majority of theatre and events in Fargo. Shopping is done at the West Acres Shopping Center, the largest mall in North Dakota. Points of interest in the city include the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, the Red River Zoo, the Fargo Air Museum, the Plains Art Museum, the Roger Maris Museum, and the Newman Outdoor Field.

Bismarck is the second most populous city in North Dakota and is the county seat of Burleigh County. Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota and is home to the North Dakota State Capitol, the tallest building in the state. Bismarck has a humid continental climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and long, cold winters. Going back in history, the area was founded by European Americans in 1872. Originally called Edwinton, the city was renamed Bismarck in 1873. Bismarck became the state capital of North Dakota in 1889. Today Bismarck has a population of 61,272 and the racial makeup of the city is 92.4% White, 4.5% Native American, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.7% African American, and 0.6% Asian (2010 Census). The very low crime rate makes Bismarck a safe city to reside in. When it comes to the economy, Bismarck is a hub of retail and health care. Points of interest in the city include the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, the North Dakota State Capitol, the Dakota Zoo, the Bismarck Event Center, and the Kirkwood Mall.

Major Cities In Area Code 701

Fargo

Bismarck

Grand Forks

Minot

West Fargo

Grand Forks is the third most populous city in North Dakota and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Grand Forks has a population of 52,838 and the racial makeup of the city is 89.7% White, 2.8% Hispanic, 2.2% Asian, and 2.0% African American (2010 Census). With an average crime rate, Grand Forks is a semi-dangerous city to reside in. Grand Forks is home to University of North Dakota, the oldest institution of higher learning in North Dakota. When it comes to the economy, Grand Forks used to be dependent on agriculture but now Grand Forks’ economy has expanded to include education, health care, manufacturing, and food processing. Points of interest in the city include the Ralph Engelstad Arena, the River Cities Speedway, the North Dakota Museum of Art, and the Fire Hall Theatre.



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