919

Area Code 919

Where Is Area Code 919?

Updated: December 20th 2017

Area code 919 is the area code for the northeast central area of North Carolina. Area code 919 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 13 counties of North Carolina. Area code 919 was put into service on January 1, 1954, and was created from a split of area code 704. Area code 919 was split in 1993 to form area code 910 and then was split again in 1998 to form area code 252. In 2012, area code 919 was overlaid with area code 984.

Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and is the county seat of Wake County. Raleigh is the second most populous city in North Carolina and is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Raleigh is located in the region where the Piedmont and the Atlantic Coastal Plain meet. The numerous oak trees lining Raleigh’s downtown have earned it the nickname City of Oaks. Raleigh has a humid subtropical climate, meaning hot, humid summers and short, cool winters. Going back in history, Wake County was created in 1771. When New Bern was destroyed during the American Revolution, Raleigh was chosen as the site of the new capital in 1788. Raleigh became the state capital of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County in 1792. The city of Raleigh was named in honor of Sir Walter Raleigh, the founder of the Roanoke Colony. Raleigh is considered a planned city because it is one of the few cities in the United States that was organized and constructed specifically to serve as a state capital.

Raleigh has a population of 403,892 and the racial makeup of the city is 57.5% White, 29.3% African American, 11.4% Hispanic, and 4.3% Asian (2010 Census). Raleigh is overall a nice city but it does have its fair share of crime.

Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University; North Carolina State University, along with Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, makes up the Research Triangle Park, one of the largest research parks in the world. Museums in the city include the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the Marbles Kids Museum. Parks in the city include Pullen Park, Umstead State Park, Mordecai Historic Park, Blue Jay Point County Park, and Shelley Lake Park.

Durham is the fourth most populous city in North Carolina and is the county seat of Durham County. Durham’s topography is generally flat with some rolling hills while the soil is predominantly clay, which is poor for agriculture. Durham has a humid subtropical climate, meaning hot, humid summers and short, cool winters. Going back in history, the area was settled by Scottish, Irish, and English colonists in the mid 1700s. Durham was formed before Durham County was created; the town of Durham was incorporated in 1869 while Durham County was created in 1881. The early rapid growth of Durham was a result of the tobacco industry. Today Durham has a population of 228,330 and the racial makeup of the city is 42.5% White, 41.0% African American, 14.2% Hispanic, and 5.1% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Durham is a dangerous city to reside in. Durham is home to Duke University; like Raleigh, Durham is part of the Research Triangle region. When it comes to sports, collegiate athletics are the primary focus. Points of interest in the city include the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Museum of Life and Science, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and the Duke Lemur Center.

Major Cities In Area Code 919

Raleigh

Durham

Cary

Apex

Wake Forest

Cary is a town in North Carolina and is located in both Wake County and Chatham County. Cary has a population of 135,234 and the racial makeup of the town is 73.1% White, 13.1% Asian, 8.0% African American, and 7.7% Hispanic (2010 Census). Cary is a great place to reside in because the overall crime rate is very low. Cary is home to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Cary is the final area that makes up the Research Triangle region. Points of interest in the town include the Fred G. Bond Metro Park, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, and the Cary Arts Center.





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