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Where Is Area Code 217?

Area code 217 is found in the US state of Illinois. Primarily servicing the city of Springfield (population: 143188), area code 217 covers 36 counties of Illinois.

Located in the Central time zone, area code 217 is on the same time as Chicago, IL.

Area code 217 was brought into effect on January 1, 1947.

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Counties in Area Code 217

  • Adams,
  • Bond,
  • Brown,
  • Cass,
  • Champaign,
  • Christian,
  • Clark,
  • Coles,
  • Cumberland,
  • Dewitt,
  • Douglas,
  • Edgar,
  • Effingham,
  • Ford,
  • Greene,
  • Hancock,
  • Iroquois,
  • Logan,
  • Macon,
  • Macoupin,
  • Madison,
  • Mason,
  • Menard,
  • Montgomery,
  • Morgan,
  • Moultrie,
  • Piatt,
  • Pike,
  • Sangamon,
  • Schuyler,
  • Scott,
  • Shelby,
  • Vermilion.

Most Populous Cities in Area Code 217

City County City Population Time Zone
Springfield Sangamon 143,188 CST
Champaign Champaign 89,713 CST
Decatur Macon 87,279 CST
Quincy Adams 51,882 CST
Urbana Champaign 50,533 CST
Danville Vermilion 45,239 CST
Jacksonville Morgan 26,782 CST
Charleston Coles 25,490 CST
Mattoon Coles 22,318 CST
Lincoln Logan 20,208 CST
Effingham Effingham 19,157 CST
Taylorville Christian 16,278 CST
Rantoul Champaign 14,201 CST
Mahomet Champaign 13,347 CST
Chatham Sangamon 13,067 CST
Paris Edgar 12,640 CST
Clinton Dewitt 9,938 CST
Litchfield Montgomery 8,787 CST
Hillsboro Montgomery 8,333 CST
Carlinville Macoupin 8,260 CST
Sullivan Moultrie 8,063 CST
Beardstown Cass 7,777 CST
Pana Christian 7,569 CST
Shelbyville Shelby 7,481 CST
Marshall Clark 7,335 CST

Note: The above list is based off of the top 25 most populous cities in the area code as per 2012 United States Census Bureau estimates.

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This page was last updated on July 3, 2015.