Area Code 814

Where Is Area Code 814?

Updated: November 22nd 2018

Area code 814 is the area code for the northwestern and central regions of Pennsylvania. Area code 814 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 25 counties of Pennsylvania. When area code 814 was put into service on January 1, 1947, it was one of the 86 original area codes created by AT&T.

Erie is the fourth most populous city in Pennsylvania and the county seat of Erie County. Located in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Erie is the most populous city and the business center and cultural hub of the region. Erie is situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie and is less than 150 miles away from Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Erie has a humid continental climate and is among the top 10 snowiest cities in the United States. Erie has been given several nicknames including “The Flagship City” and “The Gem City.” Going back in history, Europeans arrived in the area in 1753. Erie was the subject of several competing colonial-era claims until it became part of Pennsylvania in 1792. Andrew Ellicott surveyed the land in 1795 and initial settlement of the area began that year. Erie was a significant maritime center and railroad hub during the mid 19th century. Erie continued to grow throughout the 20th century but by the end of the 20th century, industrial restructuring took place and jobs moved out of the city, which resulted in a major population downturn.

Erie has a population of 101,786 and the racial makeup of the city is 75.0% White, 16.8% African American, 6.9% Hispanic, and 1.5% Asian (2010 Census). With an average crime rate, Erie is a semi-dangerous city to reside in.

Much of the economy is centered on manufacturing, health care, higher education, technology, and tourism. Welcoming over four million visitors annually, Presque Isle State Park is Erie’s top attraction. Presque Isle State Park offers visitors natural beauty, sandy beaches, and year-round recreation. Millcreek Mall, the fourth largest shopping mall in the United States, is located in Erie; due to Pennsylvania's lack of sales tax on clothing, the mall attracts visitors from various states. Other points of interest in the city include the Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, the Waldameer Park & Water World, the Erie Zoo, the Erie Maritime Museum, and the Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, and is roughly 100 miles east of Pittsburgh. Altoona is situated in the Allegheny Mountains and has a humid continental climate. Altoona is best known for its rich railroad heritage. Going back in history, the area was originally inhabited by Native Americans of the Iroquois Confederacy. The Pennsylvania Railroad was established in 1846 and in 1849, founded Altoona as a staging area for the construction of the rail line. During the late 19th century, Altoona experienced substantial growth due to the demand of locomotives during the Civil War. Today Altoona has a population of 46,320 and the racial makeup of the city is 93.8% White, 3.3% African American, 1.3% Hispanic, and 0.4% Asian (2010 Census). With a low crime rate, Altoona is a safe city to reside in. Industrial decline and urban decentralization has caused the economy to shift from the railroad industry to healthcare and retail and service industries. Points of interest in the city include the Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark, the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Peoples Natural Gas Field, and the Lakemont Park.

Major Cities In Area Code 814

Erie

Altoona

State College

Johnstown

Ferguson Township

Johnstown is a city in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, and is roughly 70 miles east of Pittsburgh. Going back in history, the earliest settlers arrived in in 1770 and Johnstown was formally organized as a town in 1800. During the mid 19th century, Johnstown was the leading steel producer in the United States and made most of the nation's barbed wire. Johnstown experienced three major floods in 1889, 1936, and 1977. Today Johnstown has a population of 20,978 and the racial makeup of the city is 80.0% White, 14.6% African American, 3.1% Hispanic, and 0.2% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Johnstown is a dangerous city to reside in. Points of interest in the city include the Johnstown Inclined Plane, the Johnstown Flood Museum, the Heritage Discovery Center, and the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.



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