251 area code

251 area code

251 area code

251 is an area code in the 805 area code region of California, which has 326 area code. 5400 is an area code in the 619 area code region of California, which has 619. 805 is an area code in the 661 area code region of California, which has 661. 619 is an area code in the 626 area code region of California, which has 626.


Area code 251 is a telephone numbering plan code covering southwestern Alabama serving Mobile, Baldwin, and Washington counties and parts of six other counties. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Prior to October 2021, area code 251 had telephone numbers assigned for the central office code 988. In 2020, 988 was designated nationwide as a dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which created a conflict for exchanges that permit seven-digit dialing. This area code was therefore scheduled to transition to ten-digit dialing by October 24, 2021. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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Mobile was originally founded during the French colonization of the area in 1702 and wasn’t incorporated as a city in the United States until 1819. It began to grow when Alabama was granted statehood, and they were well-situated for trade both along the Mississippi river and the Gulf Coast. (Source: www.nextiva.com)

The population of Mobile increased as demand for cotton grew and farms began to spring up around the area. By 1920, the city had over 60,000 residents and an economy based in commerce, shipping, shipbuilding, and steel. The Brookley Army Air Field played an important part in World War II to help sustain the struggling economy, and in the 80’s Mobile began an economic and cultural initiative that focuses on improving the city’s infrastructure, industry, and quality of life. (Source: www.nextiva.com)

The Mobile area code does not contain any Fortune 500 or Fortune 1000 companies. The city has been improving in recent decades, but much of their economy is still dependent on the Alabama State Docks, their port on the Gulf Coast. Some other dominant industries include steel, retail, construction, and manufacturing.

The current unemployment rate in the Mobile area code is 7.2%, which is significantly higher than the US national average of 5.2%. Job growth is predicted at 31% in the next ten years, and the top occupations for residents in area code 251 are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and accommodation, food services. The average household income in Mobile is $39,000, which is lower than the United States average of $53,000, and only 14.5% of the population is making over $100,000 per year. (Source: www.nextiva.com)

In 2017 the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce website reported that “Business Facilities named Mobile No. 2 as economic growth potential among cities with less than 300,000 residents and No. 8 among cities with the lowest cost of living.” In 2016, they also stated that “Southern Business and Development also recognized Mobile’s burgeoning aerospace industry, listing the city one of three Best Mid-Markets in the Mid-South.” Annual events in the Mobile area code include Mobile Mardi Gras and Festival of Flowers. (Source: www.nextiva.com)


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