Area code 313

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Map of area code 313 in Michigan.

Area code 313 is an area code within the North American Numbering Plan serving Detroit and most of its closest suburbs in Wayne County, Michigan. It includes the enclave cities Hamtramck and Highland Park, as well as Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Melvindale, the Grosse Pointe communities, Lincoln Park, Redford, and Taylor north of Goddard Road.

History[edit]

The Numbering Plan Area 313 was created as one of the original 86 plan areas in 1947. It included the entire southeastern quadrant of Michigan, including Metro Detroit, Flint, and the southern part of Michigan's "Thumb." The boundaries were such that Jackson was included, while Flint was in neighboring 517. A 1950s realignment resulted in these two cities, among other communities, swapping codes.[citation needed]

Because of the demand for new telephone service, area code 810 was created for the northern suburbs, Flint, and the "southern" Thumb on December 1, 1993. On December 13, 1997, the 313 area was further divided, creating the 734 area out of Washtenaw County, Monroe County, plus western and downriver Wayne County.

Area code 679 has been reserved as a future overlay to the 313 area.[1][2] Relief planning is in progress[1] and 2014 estimates do not expected 313 to be exhausted until 2019.[3]

Use in popular culture[edit]

Rappers from Detroit, especially Eminem, often mention the 313 code in their songs in reference to this area and its notoriety. One of the tracks from his 1996 independent debut solo album Infinite is titled "313". In the 2002 film 8 Mile, the character Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith, Jr., played by Eminem, mentions the 313 area code in a rap during the film's climax. The film is set in Detroit as well.

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Michigan area codes: 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 947, 989
North: 248/947, 586
West: 734 Area code 313 East: 519/226
South: 519/226, 734
Ontario area codes: 226, 249, 289, 343, 365, 416, 519, 613, 647, 705, 807, 905

Coordinates: 42°19′53″N 83°2′45″W / 42.33139°N 83.04583°W / 42.33139; -83.04583