Area Code 806

Where Is Area Code 806?

Updated: September 21st 2018

Area code 806 can be found in Texas serving the Texas Panhandle region and the South Plains region. Area code 806 is located in the Central Time Zone and covers 44 counties of Texas. Area code 806 was put into effect sometime during 1957 and was created from a split of area codes 915 and 817.

Lubbock is the eleventh most populous city in Texas and the county seat of Lubbock County. Lubbock is nicknamed “Hub City” because it is the center of the South Plains region. Lubbock has a semiarid climate, where summers are hot and winters are typically sunny and mild but nights are cold. Going back in history, Lubbock County was created in 1876 and was named in honor of Thomas Saltus Lubbock, a Texas Ranger and Confederate soldier. In 1890, a small town known as Old Lubbock merged with another small town known as Monterey, resulting in a new town, which adopted the Lubbock name. Lubbock was designated the county seat of Lubbock County in 1891 and was incorporated in 1909. By the end of 1909, the first railroad train arrived, which helped make Lubbock the agricultural marketing center of the South Plains region. Lubbock’s growth continued throughout the twentieth century, aided by the establishment of several universities and the Reese Air Force Base. In 1951, the city received national publicity when an unusual formation of lights was seen over the city multiple times; this was known as the Lubbock Lights and is regarded as one of the first great UFO cases. In 1970, the Lubbock tornado struck the city, which was one of the worst tornadoes in Texas history.

Lubbock has a population of 229,573 and the racial makeup of the city is 75.8% White, 32.1% Hispanic, 8.6% African American, and 2.4% Asian (2011 Census). Unfortunately Lubbock has a crime rate so high that it ranks among the top ten most dangerous cities in Texas.

Much of the economy is centered on the fact that Lubbock is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world; the city is heavily dependent on irrigation water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer. Texas Tech University is one of the largest employers in the city and the seventh largest college by enrollment in the state. Lubbock is home to the South Plains Mall, which serves the entire South Plains region. The 4th on Broadway is an Independence Day festival held annually in Lubbock; it is considered the largest free festival in Texas. Another annual event in the city is the National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration, an event that celebrates Western heritage and cowboy culture. When it comes to music, Lubbock is the birthplace of rock and roll legend Buddy Holly. Points of interest in the city include the National Ranching Heritage Center, the Buddy Holly Center, the Silent Wings Museum, the Museum of Texas Tech University, and the Cactus Theater.

Major Cities In Area Code 806

Lubbock

Amarillo

Plainview

Pampa

Canyon

Amarillo is the fourteenth most populous city in Texas and the county seat of Potter County. Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle and is situated in the Llano Estacado region. Going back in history, J.I. Berry and a group of Colorado City merchants established a site for a town in April 1887. Berry and the merchants envisioned their town site as the county seat of Potter County; in August 1887, the town site won the county seat election. Originally called Oneida, the settlement was renamed Amarillo for the yellow wildflowers that grew along the nearby lake and creek. Shortly after the county seat election, the railroad arrived, which in turn made Amarillo a fast-growing cattle-marketing center. Today Amarillo has a population of 190,695 and the racial makeup of the city is 77.0% White, 28.8% Hispanic, 6.6% African American, and 3.2% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Amarillo is a dangerous city to reside in. Considered the regional economic center for the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo’s economy is centered on meatpacking and petroleum extraction; the city operates one of the largest meatpacking areas in the country. Points of interest in the city include the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, the Amarillo Zoo, and the Don Harrington Discovery Center.

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