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Where Is Area Code 540?

Area code 540 is found in the US state of Virginia. Primarily servicing the city of Roanoke (population: 102646), area code 540 covers 45 counties of Virginia.

Located in the Eastern time zone, area code 540 is on the same time as New York, NY.

Area code 540 was brought into effect on July 15, 1995. 540 was split from the parent 703 area code.

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Counties in Area Code 540

  • Alleghany,
  • Augusta,
  • Bath,
  • Bedford,
  • Bedford City,
  • Botetourt,
  • Buena Vista City,
  • Clarke,
  • Covington City,
  • Craig,
  • Culpeper,
  • Fauquier,
  • Floyd,
  • Franklin,
  • Frederick,
  • Fredericksburg City,
  • Giles,
  • Harrisonburg City,
  • Highland,
  • King George,
  • Lexington City,
  • Loudoun,
  • Louisa,
  • Madison,
  • Montgomery,
  • Nelson,
  • Orange,
  • Page,
  • Pulaski,
  • Radford City,
  • Rappahannock,
  • Roanoke,
  • Roanoke City,
  • Rockbridge,
  • Rockingham,
  • Salem,
  • Shenandoah,
  • Spotsylvania,
  • Stafford,
  • Staunton City,
  • Warren,
  • Waynesboro City,
  • Winchester City.

Most Populous Cities in Area Code 540

City County City Population Time Zone
Roanoke Roanoke City 102,646 EST
Fredericksburg Spotsylvania 84,007 EST
Stafford Stafford 80,362 EST
Harrisonburg Harrisonburg City 69,922 EST
Roanoke Roanoke 63,716 EST
Blacksburg Montgomery 53,763 EST
Fredericksburg Stafford 51,994 EST
Winchester Frederick 43,440 EST
Salem Salem 38,002 EST
Staunton Staunton City 35,659 EST
Spotsylvania Spotsylvania 34,067 EST
Culpeper Culpeper 32,244 EST
Waynesboro Waynesboro City 31,538 EST
Front Royal Warren 30,697 EST
Warrenton Fauquier 30,421 EST
Christiansburg Montgomery 30,046 EST
Winchester Winchester City 28,532 EST
Fredericksburg Fredericksburg City 27,307 EST
King George King George 23,896 EST
Radford Radford City 23,408 EST
Rocky Mount Franklin 20,089 EST
Stephens City Frederick 19,823 EST
Bedford Bedford City 18,863 EST
Vinton Roanoke 18,764 EST
Purcellville Loudoun 17,151 EST

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.