Area code 513

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North American area code 513 serves southwest Ohio including Cincinnati and many surrounding cities, such as Forest Park, Hamilton, Lebanon, West Chester, Mason, Middletown, Norwood, Oxford, Harrison, Cleves, Miamitown and Trenton. It is one of the original area codes established in 1947, and originally covered the entire southwest quadrant of the state. In 1996, however, most of the northern and eastern portion of the old 513 territory, including Dayton, was split into area code 937.

Parts of area code 513 are long distance from Cincinnati depending on the prefix (for example, calls to Middletown). Area code 513 also has a large quantity of numbers belonging to people living in southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky due to the usage of cell phones.

A new area code 283 has been assigned to overlay the current 513 area, but this has been delayed as the 513 area code has not yet been depleted of available numbers.[1]

Originally, 513 was slated to cover the western third of Iowa—basically, everything west of Des Moines. Cities designated for coverage included Sioux City and Council Bluffs.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Pending Area Code Exhausts. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. October 2006.
  2. ^ The U.S. Government History of Area Codes. November 2007
Ohio area codes: 216, 234, 330, 419, 440, 513, 567, 614, 740, 937
North: 937
West: 812 765area code 513East: 937
South: 859
Indiana area codes: 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812
Kentucky area codes: 270, 502, 606, 859

Coordinates: 39°15′N 84°30′W / 39.250°N 84.500°W / 39.250; -84.500