Area code 908

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Area code 908 is an area code in northern New Jersey. The area code covers the North/Central portions of the state. It includes communities in Union County, Somerset County, northern parts of Middlesex County, Hunterdon County, Warren County, and Morris County as well as some cell phones in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

908 was created when Area code 201 was divided, and took effect on June 8, 1991.[1] 908 was split as of January 1, 1997, forming Area code 732.[2]

Middlesex County is largely 908 in South Plainfield and parts of Edison (particularly Inman Avenue and north of Oak Tree Road) and Piscataway (particularly the New Market area near Plainfield).

Union County is one of the minor bedroom communities for New York City. Union County also has diverse working class communities in places like Plainfield and Elizabeth. Somerset County also serves as a bedroom community for New York City, though there is a strong local economy centered on the pharmaceutical and technology industries. Hunterdon County is also the wealthiest county in New Jersey, as measured by per-capita income. Hunterdon County—ranked at #3 per capita—has a strong local industry while also to a lesser extent serving as a bedroom community for New York City. Warren County serves as an exurban community for New York City. The area code also covers the cities of Elizabeth and Linden among other municipalities along New Jersey's "Refinery Row."

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  1. ^ About Verizon New Jersey: Years 1985 to 1998, Verizon Communications, accessed May 12, 2007.
  2. ^ Newman, Andy. "New Area Codes Introduced", The New York Times, June 2, 1997. Accessed January 23, 2008.

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New Jersey area codes: 201, 551, 609, 732, 848, 856, 862, 908, 973
North: 862/973
West: 484/610/835, 570 (and future 272)908East: 347/718/917
South: 215/267, 609, 732/848
New York area codes: 212, 315, 347, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 646, 716, 718, 845, 914, 917, 929
Pennsylvania area codes: 215, 267, 412, 484, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814, 878

Coordinates: 40°28′28″N 74°25′33″W / 40.4744°N 74.4258°W / 40.4744; -74.4258