Area Code 775

Where Is Area Code 775?

Updated: June 23rd 2021

Area code 775 covers the entire state of Nevada except for Clark County. Area code 775 was put into place on December 12, 1998, and was created from a split of area code 702. Area code 775 is located in the Pacific Time Zone and covers 16 counties of Nevada.

Reno is located in Nevada and is the county seat of Washoe County. Reno is the third most populous city in Nevada and is known as “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Going back in history, the town of Reno was officially established in 1868 when the transcontinental railroad reached the town. The Central Pacific Railroad superintendent named the town after Union officer Jesse Lee Reno. In 1871, Reno became the county seat of Washoe County. In 1926, the famous Reno arch was erected on Virginia Street. When Nevada legalized gambling in 1931, Reno was a front-runner in creating the concept of casino-hotels. During the same time period, Reno was a quickie divorce destination.

Reno is situated just east of the Sierra Nevada and features a steppe climate. Reno has a population of 225,221 and the racial makeup of the city is 74.2% White, 24.3% Hispanic, 6.3% Asian, and 2.9% African American (2010 Census). Unfortunately Reno is among the top ten most dangerous cities in Nevada.

At one point in time, Reno was the gambling capital of the United States, however that changed when Las Vegas rapidly grew and the Native American gaming in California rapidly grew. In an effort to attract more tourists to the city, Reno holds several events throughout the year; events include Hot August Nights, The Great Reno Balloon Race, and Street Vibrations. Reno is home to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, the largest industrial park in the country. Museums in the city include the National Automobile Museum, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, and the Nevada Museum of Art. Casinos in the city include the Peppermill Casino, the Atlantis Casino, the Grand Sierra Resort Casino, and the Casino at Silver Legacy Resort. During the winter, tourists from all over come to Reno to stay in the numerous ski resorts that are located in and near the city; skiing and snowboarding are the most popular winter sports.

Sparks is located in Washoe County just east of Reno and is the fifth most populous city in Nevada. Going back in history, Sparks was founded in 1904 when the Southern Pacific Railroad stopped in town to build maintenance sheds and a switchyard. A year later, Sparks was incorporated as a city and was named after John Sparks, the Governor of Nevada. Today Sparks has a population of 90,264 and the racial makeup of the city is 74.5% White, 26.3% Hispanic, 5.9% Asian, and 2.6% African American (2010 Census). Like Reno, Sparks is among the top ten most dangerous cities in Nevada. Points of interest in the city include the Sparks Marina Park, the Wild Island Family Adventure Park, the Nugget Casino Resort, the Rail City Casino, and the Sparks Heritage Museum.

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Elko is located in Nevada and is the county seat of Elko County. Elko straddles the Humboldt River and is known as “The Heart of Northeast Nevada.” Going back in history, Elko was founded in 1868 when it was at the east end of the railroad tracks and in the following year, the Elk County Courthouse was built. In 1917, Elko was incorporated as a city. Today Elko has a population of 18,297 and the racial makeup of the city is 78.9% White, 26.4% Hispanic, 1.4% Asian, and 1.0% African American (2010 Census). Like the two previous cities mentioned, Elko is among the top ten most dangerous cities in Nevada. At the core of Elko’s economy is gold mining, while ranching and tourism supplement the economy. Elko has a hard time bringing in other industries because of its isolation and harsh desert environment. The city is also home to legal prostitutes and active brothels. Points of interest in the city include the California Trail Historic Interpretive Center, the Northeastern Nevada Museum, and the Western Folklife Center. Annual cultural events in the city include the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Elko Motorcycle Jamboree, and the National Basque Festival.

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