Area code 518

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General Info

Area code 518 is in New York (NY). Popular cities using area code 518 are Albany, Schenectady, Troy, see full list here

The timezone within area code 518 is (America/New_York). The current time is 19:15:09

Popular zip codes include 12180(Troy), 12065(Clifton Park), 12866(Saratoga Springs), see full list here

Served Area

The area code 518 is the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) telephone area code for upstate New York. This code serves Albany, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, and surrounding areas in the Adirondack area. Created in October 1954 by splitting from the original Albany area code 518.

Area code 518 is one of the most densely populated area codes in the United States. It is home to a wide variety of businesses, universities, and organizations and is a center of tourism and outdoor recreation. The area code is also home to many notable attractions such as the Saratoga Racecourse, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and the Lake George Historic District.

Although the 518 area code is geographically large, it is relatively small compared to other area codes in the United States. As a result, area codes are often depleted of numbers and must be split to meet the growing demand for phone numbers. In 2000, area code 518 was split into area code 838 to cover most of the Adirondack area.

Residents and businesses in the 518 area code are identified by the unique "518" prefix in their phone number. This prefix is ‚Äč‚Äčalso used to indicate the area code on business cards, letterhead, and other documents.

Because of its popularity and size, the 518 area code is an important part of the culture and identity of upstate New York. It is a symbol of the region's vibrant and diverse communities, businesses, and institutions.

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Popular Cities

City Name State Population Percent of area code in city Percent of city in area code
Albany New York 97856 0 100
Schenectady New York 66135 0 100
Troy New York 50129 0 100
Saratoga Springs New York 26586 0 100
Rotterdam New York 20652 0 100
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Popular Zip Codes

Zip Code Primary City County State Timezone Population Housing Count
12180 Troy Rensselaer County New York America/New_York 53606 24331
12065 Clifton Park Saratoga County New York America/New_York 41776 18030
12866 Saratoga Springs Saratoga County New York America/New_York 36915 17843
12901 Plattsburgh Clinton County New York America/New_York 33439 14456
12020 Ballston Spa Saratoga County New York America/New_York 31192 13130
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