Area Code 704

Where Is Area Code 704?

Updated: June 26th 2021

Area code 704 is the area code for south-central North Carolina. Area code 704 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 12 counties of North Carolina. When area code 704 was put into service on January 1, 1947, it covered the entire state of North Carolina. Area code 704 was split in 1954 to form area code 919 and then was split in 1998 to form area code 828. In 2001, area code 704 was overlaid with area code 980, the state’s first overlay.

Charlotte is the most populous city in North Carolina and is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. Charlotte is located a few miles east of the Catawba River and a few miles southeast of Lake Norman. Charlotte has been given several nicknames, including “Queen City,” “The City of Churches,” and “The Hornet’s Nest.” Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate, meaning hot, humid summers, and short, cool winters. Going back in history, the area was settled by people of European descent around 1755. Charlotte and Mecklenburg County were both named in honor of German queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Today Charlotte has a population of 731,424 and the racial makeup of the city is 49.96% White, 35.03% African American, 13.08% Hispanic, and 4.98% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Charlotte is considered a dangerous city to reside in. When it comes to religion, Charlotte is considered the home of Southern Presbyterianism and is the second most religious city in North Carolina. When it comes to the economy, Charlotte is a major U.S. financial center and is the third-largest banking center in the United States. Charlotte is the major center in the U.S. motorsports industry and is the trucking and freight transportation hub for the East Coast. When it comes to sports, Charlotte is home to two major professional sports teams: the Carolina Panthers (NFL) and the Charlotte Hornets (NBA). With so many things to do and see, major points of interest in the city include the Billy Graham Library, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Discovery Place Science, the Bank of America Stadium, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

Concord is a city in North Carolina and is the county seat of Cabarrus County. Concord is located in the Piedmont area of North Carolina and is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Charlotte. Going back in history, the area was settled by German and Scotch-Irish immigrants in 1750. In 1796, the city was founded and named “Concord,” which means harmony. At the end of the 19th century, Concord was a site of industrialization with cotton mills.

Today Concord has a population of 79,066 and the racial makeup of the city is 70.44% White, 17.85% African American, 12.34% Hispanic, and 2.59% Asian (2010 Census). For the most part, Concord is a safe city to reside in.

Concord’s economy is centered on banking, manufacturing, shipping, motorsports, and service. Concord is home to two of North Carolina’s top tourist attractions, Concord Mills and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Concord Mills is a 1.3-million-square-foot shopping mall and Charlotte Motor Speedway is a motorsports complex that hosts NASCAR racing and features a state of the art quarter mile drag racing strip. Other points of interest in the city include Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, Frank Liske Park, and James L. Dorton Park.

Major Cities In Area Code 704






Gastonia is a city in North Carolina and is the county seat of Gaston County. Going back in history, the city was named for William Gaston, a United States Representative from North Carolina. Gastonia was the site of the Loray Mill strike of 1929, one of the most significant labor strikes of the United States. Today Gastonia has a population of 71,741 and the racial makeup of the city is 63.00% White, 27.81% African American, 9.62% Hispanic, and 1.34% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Gastonia is considered a dangerous city to reside in. Even though Gastonia has a relatively strong manufacturing workforce, the city has undergone many shutdowns and job losses in the past ten years. Points of interest in the city include the Schiele Museum of Natural History, the Eastridge Mall, the Little Theater of Gastonia, Rankin Lake Park, and Martha Rivers Park.

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