Area Code 878

Where Is Area Code 878?

Updated: January 23rd 2021

Area code 878 is found in Southwestern Pennsylvania and serves the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Area code 878 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 14 counties of Pennsylvania. Area code 878 was put into service on August 17, 2001, and was created as an overlay of area codes 412 and 724.

Pittsburgh is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania and is the second most populous city in the state. Pittsburgh is the county seat of Allegheny County and is situated on the Allegheny Plateau, at the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River at the head of the Ohio River. Pittsburgh is nicknamed “Steel City” because it was once an industrial center for steel production; Pittsburgh is also nicknamed “City of Bridges” because it has 446 bridges, which all play an important role in the city's transportation system. Pittsburgh has often been named the most livable city in the United States due to its affordable standard of living, beautiful landscape, and first-rate health care facilities.

Pittsburgh has a population of 305,704 and the racial makeup of the city is 66.0% White, 26.1% African American, 4.4% Asian, and 2.3% Hispanic (2010 Census). The overall crime rate in Pittsburgh has gone down in recent years, however it is still a dangerous city to reside in.

Once one of the largest steel producers in the world, Pittsburgh’s economy has shifted towards high technology, education, health care, tourism, and retail. Pittsburgh is home to over 1,600 technology companies, 6 Fortune 500 companies, and over 35 shopping malls. Pittsburgh has a long history with sports, as it hosted the first professional football game and the first World Series. Pittsburgh is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB), the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL), and the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL); the stadiums the teams play at are the PNC Park, the Heinz Field, and the PPG Paints Arena. There are many museums in the city including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Senator John Heinz History Center, the Carnegie Science Center, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

Major Cities In Area Code 878


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New Castle

New Castle is a city in Western Pennsylvania, approximately 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. New Castle is the county seat of Lawrence County and is situated along the Shenango River. Two major professional fireworks companies got their start in New Castle, which is why the city is known as “Fireworks Capital of America.” New Castle has a population of 23,273 and the racial makeup of the city is 83.2% White, 12.2% African American, 1.6% Hispanic, and 0.4% Asian (2010 Census). While not the most dangerous city in Pennsylvania, New Castle still has a high crime rate. The main point of interest in New Castle is Cascade Park; the park is one of the city's oldest and best-known parks and is where the community events are held. There are not many attractions in New Castle, but luckily Pittsburgh is only about an hour away.

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