Area Code 802

Where Is Area Code 802?

Updated: November 26th 2018

Area code 802 is the area code for the entire state of Vermont. Area code 802 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 14 counties of Vermont. When area code 802 was put into service in 1947, it was one of the 86 original area codes created by AT&T.

Situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, Burlington is the most populous city in Vermont and the county seat of Chittenden County. Located not too far south of the Canada–United States border, Burlington is about 95 miles south of Montreal. Burlington has a humid continental climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and cold winters. Going back in history, Benning Wentworth, the colonial governor of New Hampshire, gave a land grant to Samuel Willis and other settlers in 1763. The settlers started to clear the land in 1775, but the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War delayed their settlement. Settlers returned in 1783 and the town was organized in 1785. In 1791, Burlington became part of Vermont and the University of Vermont was founded. When Burlington was chartered as a city in 1865, a portion of it was split to form the city of South Burlington. In 1978, Burlington became the birthplace of Ben & Jerry's; Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield opened their ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station. In 2015, Burlington gained recognition when it became the first city in the United States to run entirely on renewable energy.

Burlington has a population of 42,417 and the racial makeup of the city is 88.9% White, 3.9% African American, 3.6% Asian, and 2.7% Hispanic (2010 Census). Unfortunately Burlington is a dangerous city to reside in.

Much of the economy is centered on education, trade, transportation, utilities, and health services. The largest employers in the city are the University of Vermont Medical Center and the University of Vermont. A popular spot in the city is the Church Street Marketplace, a four-block outdoor pedestrian shopping and dining mall. In addition to being home to restaurants, bars, and clothing stores, the marketplace is also the site of festivals throughout the year. When it comes to outdoor recreation, the Burlington Bike Path is an 8-mile recreational route that runs from south of Oakledge Park to the northern end of Winooski River. The Burlington Bike Path offers wonderful views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains.

South Burlington is the second most populous city in Vermont and is located in Chittenden County. South Burlington has a population of 17,904 and the racial makeup of the city is 90.0% White, 5.4% Asian, 1.9% African American, and 1.9% Hispanic (2010 Census). South Burlington is a safe city to reside in. South Burlington’s economy is largely service-based, with the City Center serving as the main business district. Retail makes up a big part of the economy, as the city is home to Vermont’s largest mall, University Mall. Ben & Jerry's was founded in Burlington but is currently headquartered in South Burlington. Offering scenic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, Red Rocks Park and Overlook Park are the two most popular parks in the city.

Major Cities In Area Code 802

Burlington

Essex

South Burlington

Colchester

Rutland

Rutland is the third most populous city in Vermont and the county seat of Rutland County. Rutland is located near the Massachusetts state line and the New York state line. Rutland has a humid continental climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Rutland has a population of 16,495 and the racial makeup of the city is 95.9% White, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.8% African American, and 0.8% Asian (2010 Census). Rutland is a fairly safe city to reside in. The biggest annual event in the city is the Rutland Halloween Parade. The parade has been held in Rutland since 1960 and is said to be the largest and longest running Halloween parade in the country. Rutland is home to the Vermont State Fairgrounds, which is where the annual Vermont State Fair is held. Points of interest in the city include the Paramount Theater, the Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont, the Green Mountain National Forest, the Wonderfeet Kids' Museum, and the Chaffee Art Center.

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