Area Code 801

Where Is Area Code 801?

Updated: June 25th 2021

Area code 801 is the area code for the Wasatch Front region in north-central Utah. Area code 801 is located in the Mountain Time Zone and covers five counties of Utah. When area code 801 was put into service in 1947, it was one of the 86 original area codes created by AT&T. Area code 801 was split on September 21, 1997, to form area code 435. In 2009, area code 385 was put into service as an overlay of area code 801.

West Valley City is the second most populous city in Utah and is located in Salt Lake County. West Valley City is a suburb of Salt Lake City, as it is situated about 11 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. West Valley City was formed when the four different communities of Chesterfield, Granger, Hunter, and Redwood merged in 1980. West Valley City has a population of 129,480 and the racial makeup of the city is 65.4% White, 33.1% Hispanic, 5.0% Asian, and 2.0% African American (2010 Census). Unfortunately West Valley City is a dangerous city to reside in. The Maverik Center is a multi-purpose arena that is home to the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) and is also a major venue for numerous concerts and live touring productions. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Maverik Center served as the main venue for the ice hockey events. The USANA Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheater that hosts musical performances while offering a view of the Wasatch Mountains. The Hale Centre Theatre has been open since 1985 and offers a variety of Broadway & Off-Broadway favorites along with theater education.

Provo is the third most populous city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County. Provo lies in the Utah Valley, which is considered part of the Wasatch Front. The Provo–Orem metropolitan area is the second most populous metropolitan area in Utah. Starting from Provo, Orem and Springville are 6 miles away while Salt Lake City is 44 miles away. Interstate 15 connects Provo with the rest of the Wasatch Front and most of Utah. Going back in history, Mormon pioneers, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. The Timpanogos Indians stole livestock from the Mormons, which is when Brigham Young, president of the church, gave a small militia orders to kill the Indians; this battle was known as the Battle Creek Massacre. After the battle, the Mormons continued pushing into Indian land. Fort Utah was established in 1849 and was renamed Provo in the following year. Brigham Young Academy was founded in Provo in 1875 and later became Brigham Young University in 1903; today it is the largest church-affiliated university in the United States.

Provo has a population of 112,488 and the racial makeup of the city is 84.8% White, 15.2% Hispanic, 2.5% Asian, and 0.7% African American (2010 Census). The low crime rate makes Provo a safe city to reside in.

Major Cities In Area Code 801

Salt Lake City

West Valley City


West Jordan


The largest employers in the city are Brigham Young University and Utah Valley Hospital. Many residents and tourists spend their time in Downtown Provo, as it is home to numerous art galleries, clothing stores, bookstores, antique shops, and music venues. Provo is home to more than 100 restaurants, with the majority of the restaurants located in Downtown Provo. Provo is best known for America's Freedom Festival, a non-profit group that celebrates the traditional American values by organizing more than 25 patriotic events in the city every July. Drawing in hundreds of thousands of spectators every year from around the United States, the festival is one of the largest and longest patriotic celebrations in the country. The main event of the festival is the Stadium of Fire, the largest stadium fireworks show in America. Festival Latinoamericano is Provo’s way of celebrating its Hispanic population; the festival highlights Hispanic culture through vendors, food, and performances. Points of interest in the city include the Provo City Center Temple, the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, the BYU Museum of Paleontology, and the Covey Center for the Arts.

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