Area Code 713

Where Is Area Code 713?

Updated: September 25th 2017

Area code 713 can be found in Texas serving Houston and its surrounding towns and cities. When area code 713 was put into service in 1947, it was one of the 86 original area codes created by AT&T. Area code 713 was split in 1983 to form area code 409 and split again in 1996 to form area code 281. In 1999, area code 281 was turned into an overlay and area code 832 was created as an overlay. In 2014, area code 346 was added as another overlay. As a result, area code 713 is the main area code, while area codes 281, 832, and 346 are overlay codes.

Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the most populous city in the southern United States. Houston is also the county seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area. While much of Texas is located in Tornado Alley, Houston is not, however it is still susceptible to supercell thunderstorms, which can bring tornadoes. Flooding is a recurring problem in Houston due to the flatness of the local terrain. In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey, one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States, caused severe flooding in Houston; some parts of the city received over 50 inches of rain. Houston also has a major air pollution problem, which is mainly caused by the industries located along the ship channel.

Houston has a population of 2,099,451 and the racial makeup of the city is 50.5% White, 43.8% Hispanic, 23.7% African American, and 6.0% Asian (2010 Census).

Houston is among the most dangerous cites in Texas for a number of reasons. In addition to the murder rate being on the rise, there is a significant amount of MDMA, cocaine, cannabis, and heroin being trafficked in the city. Houston is also a prime location for human trafficking. Sports play an important part in the city’s culture, especially since there are six major professional sports teams based in the city. The Minute Maid Park is home to the Houston Astros (MLB), the NRG Stadium is home to the Houston Texans (NFL), and the Toyota Center is home to the Houston Rockets (NBA). The Super Bowl has been held in Houston in 1974, 2004, and 2017.

Major Cities In Area Code 713

Houston

Pasadena

Pearland

League City

Sugar Land

Each year, numerous events take place in the city that celebrates the culture of Houstonians. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is Houston’s signature event and the largest livestock show and rodeo in the world. Other large celebrations in the city include the Houston Greek Festival, the Houston International Festival, and the Houston Gay Pride Parade. Tourism is essential to Houston’s economy. The Galleria is an upscale shopping mall that attracts 35 million visitors annually, making it one of the most visited attractions in Houston. The Houston Theater District is located in downtown Houston and is home to the famous Bayou Place, a state of the art entertainment complex. Points of interest in the city include the Houston Zoo, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Space Center Houston, the, the Children's Museum of Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


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