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Where Is Area Code 979?

Area code 979 is found in the US state of Texas. Primarily servicing the city of College Station (population: 108245), area code 979 covers 14 counties of Texas.

Located in the Central time zone, area code 979 is on the same time as Chicago, IL.

Area code 979 was brought into effect on February 19, 2000. 979 was split from the parent 409 area code.

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Counties in Area Code 979

  • Austin,
  • Brazoria,
  • Brazos,
  • Burleson,
  • Colorado,
  • Fayette,
  • Fort Bend,
  • Lee,
  • Matagorda,
  • Robertson,
  • Waller,
  • Washington,
  • Wharton.

Most Populous Cities in Area Code 979

City County City Population Time Zone
College Station Brazos 108,245 CST
Bryan Brazos 91,942 CST
Angleton Brazoria 31,431 CST
Lake Jackson Brazoria 29,803 CST
Brenham Washington 27,796 CST
Bay City Matagorda 22,949 CST
Freeport Brazoria 18,057 CST
El Campo Wharton 17,056 CST
Clute Brazoria 16,218 CST
Brazoria Brazoria 14,449 CST
Wharton Wharton 14,149 CST
Sealy Austin 12,872 CST
Hempstead Waller 12,296 CST
Caldwell Burleson 11,966 CST
La Grange Fayette 10,554 CST
Bellville Austin 9,652 CST
Giddings Lee 8,984 CST
Sweeny Brazoria 8,382 CST
West Columbia Brazoria 7,104 CST
Hearne Robertson 6,964 CST
Columbus Colorado 6,654 CST
Schulenburg Fayette 5,413 CST
Prairie View Waller 5,356 CST
Franklin Robertson 5,072 CST
Eagle Lake Colorado 4,779 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.