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Where Is Area Code 281?

Area code 281 is found in the US state of Texas. Primarily servicing the city of Katy (population: 197583), area code 281 covers 8 counties of Texas.

Located in the Central time zone, area code 281 is on the same time as Chicago, IL.

Area code 281 was brought into effect on November 2, 1996. 281 was split from the parent 713 area code.

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Counties in Area Code 281

  • Brazoria,
  • Chambers,
  • Fort Bend,
  • Galveston,
  • Harris,
  • Liberty,
  • Montgomery,
  • Waller.

Most Populous Cities in Area Code 281

City County City Population Time Zone
Katy Harris 197,583 CST
Spring Harris 194,150 CST
Sugar Land Fort Bend 159,838 CST
Spring Montgomery 138,220 CST
Cypress Harris 127,641 CST
Pearland Brazoria 116,816 CST
Richmond Fort Bend 104,585 CST
Missouri City Fort Bend 98,365 CST
Baytown Harris 89,359 CST
League City Galveston 73,834 CST
Kingwood Harris 66,327 CST
Katy Fort Bend 65,844 CST
Magnolia Montgomery 57,673 CST
Friendswood Galveston 49,311 CST
Alvin Brazoria 48,338 CST
Dickinson Galveston 40,028 CST
Stafford Fort Bend 38,345 CST
Rosenberg Fort Bend 37,764 CST
La Porte Harris 37,071 CST
Channelview Harris 32,310 CST
Deer Park Harris 31,899 CST
Rosharon Brazoria 29,811 CST
Porter Montgomery 27,422 CST
Crosby Harris 27,269 CST
Webster Harris 23,967 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 modified on July 3, 2015.