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Where Is Area Code 253?

Area code 253 is found in the US state of Washington. Primarily servicing the city of Tacoma (population: 329542), area code 253 covers 3 counties of Washington.

Located in the Pacific time zone, area code 253 is on the same time as Los Angeles, CA.

Area code 253 was brought into effect on April 27, 1997. 253 was split from the parent 206 area code.

Map of Washington with area code 253 highlighted

Counties in Area Code 253

  • King,
  • Kitsap,
  • Pierce.

Most Populous Cities in Area Code 253

City County City Population Time Zone
Tacoma Pierce 329,542 PST
Kent King 153,708 PST
Puyallup Pierce 132,088 PST
Auburn King 107,320 PST
Federal Way King 95,276 PST
Lakewood Pierce 63,420 PST
Gig Harbor Pierce 52,385 PST
Bonney Lake Pierce 45,225 PST
Spanaway Pierce 44,066 PST
Graham Pierce 24,596 PST
Buckley Pierce 15,465 PST
University Place Pierce 15,032 PST
Roy Pierce 11,328 PST
Sumner Pierce 10,677 PST
Eatonville Pierce 10,648 PST
Dupont Pierce 8,438 PST
Steilacoom Pierce 7,663 PST
Milton Pierce 7,135 PST
Pacific King 6,587 PST
Olalla Kitsap 4,962 PST
Lakebay Pierce 4,709 PST
Fox Island Pierce 3,708 PST
Longbranch Pierce 1,138 PST
Anderson Island Pierce 1,058 PST

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.