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Where Is Area Code 956?

Area code 956 is found in the US state of Texas. Primarily servicing the city of Laredo (population: 257671), area code 956 covers 7 counties of Texas.

Located in the Central time zone, area code 956 is on the same time as Chicago, IL.

Area code 956 was brought into effect on July 7, 1997. 956 was split from the parent 210 area code.

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Counties in Area Code 956

  • Cameron,
  • Hidalgo,
  • La Salle,
  • Starr,
  • Webb,
  • Willacy,
  • Zapata.

Most Populous Cities in Area Code 956

City County City Population Time Zone
Laredo Webb 257,671 CST
Brownsville Cameron 200,182 CST
Mission Hidalgo 174,039 CST
Edinburg Hidalgo 142,105 CST
McAllen Hidalgo 137,026 CST
Harlingen Cameron 89,268 CST
Pharr Hidalgo 73,746 CST
Weslaco Hidalgo 66,463 CST
San Benito Cameron 57,162 CST
Donna Hidalgo 41,072 CST
Rio Grande City Starr 40,884 CST
San Juan Hidalgo 39,563 CST
Alamo Hidalgo 35,105 CST
Mercedes Hidalgo 33,859 CST
Roma Starr 18,320 CST
Los Fresnos Cameron 16,603 CST
Raymondville Willacy 14,913 CST
Hidalgo Hidalgo 13,061 CST
La Feria Cameron 13,044 CST
Zapata Zapata 12,856 CST
Port Isabel Cameron 12,803 CST
Edcouch Hidalgo 11,094 CST
Penitas Hidalgo 9,134 CST
Elsa Hidalgo 8,793 CST
Olmito Cameron 8,241 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.