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Where Is Area Code 601?

Area code 601 is found in the US state of Mississippi. Primarily servicing the city of Jackson (population: 178118), area code 601 covers 38 counties of Mississippi.

Located in the Central time zone, area code 601 is on the same time as Chicago, IL.

Area code 601 was brought into effect on January 1, 1947.

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Counties in Area Code 601

  • Adams,
  • Amite,
  • Claiborne,
  • Clarke,
  • Copiah,
  • Covington,
  • Forrest,
  • Franklin,
  • George,
  • Greene,
  • Hinds,
  • Jasper,
  • Jefferson,
  • Jefferson Davis,
  • Jones,
  • Kemper,
  • Lamar,
  • Lauderdale,
  • Lawrence,
  • Leake,
  • Lincoln,
  • Madison,
  • Marion,
  • Neshoba,
  • Newton,
  • Pearl River,
  • Perry,
  • Pike,
  • Rankin,
  • Scott,
  • Simpson,
  • Smith,
  • Stone,
  • Walthall,
  • Warren,
  • Wayne,
  • Wilkinson.

Most Populous Cities in Area Code 601

City County City Population Time Zone
Jackson Hinds 178,118 CST
Brandon Rankin 70,457 CST
Meridian Lauderdale 67,031 CST
Vicksburg Warren 47,581 CST
Hattiesburg Forrest 46,318 CST
Laurel Jones 43,750 CST
Hattiesburg Lamar 38,810 CST
Madison Madison 37,382 CST
Pearl Rankin 32,156 CST
Natchez Adams 32,154 CST
Picayune Pearl River 27,599 CST
Lucedale George 27,310 CST
Canton Madison 27,303 CST
Clinton Hinds 26,007 CST
Ridgeland Madison 25,490 CST
Philadelphia Neshoba 24,944 CST
Brookhaven Lincoln 23,548 CST
Petal Forrest 21,871 CST
McComb Pike 21,546 CST
Florence Rankin 20,139 CST
Columbia Marion 17,238 CST
Carthage Leake 16,228 CST
Carriere Pearl River 16,160 CST
Forest Scott 14,883 CST
Ellisville Jones 13,084 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.