551 Area Code

Get a Jersey City, New Jersey phone number

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New Jersey map showing location of area code 551 within the state

551 Phone Number


New Jersey



Major City:

Jersey City

The 551 area code is in New Jersey, United States.

Area code 551 is in the Eastern time zone (UTC -5).

This area code covers the northeast portion of the state and serves Jersey City, Union City, and Hoboken. This is a overlay to 201.

Nearby counties:

New Jersey's 551 area code serves two counties: Bergen County and Hudson County.

Other nearby area codes includes:

Area Code 845 - New City

Area Code 908 - Elizabeth

Area Code 914 - Yonkers

Area Code 917 - New York

Area Code 212/332/646 - New York

Area Code 347/718/929 - New York

Area Code 862/973 - Newark

History of 551

Area Code

The New Jersey area code 551 was put in service on December 29, 2001 as an overlay to 201.

Things To Do Near

Area Code 551

There are many activities for locals + visitors to see and do in the 551 area code (Jersey City County).

Things to do in Jersey City, New Jersey tend to includes Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and much more.

Liberty Science Center

A hands-on science museum that provides interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, and an IMAX theater. It's a great destination for families and science enthusiasts.

Liberty State Park

This expansive park offers recreational activities, scenic views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline, and outdoor events. Liberty Science Center is located within the park.

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

Located near the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States. The museum tells the story of American immigration through exhibits and artifacts.


in Jersey City

Some of the universities, colleges, higher education establishments in area code 551 are:

Berkeley College

Edward Williams College

Felician College

Jersey City State College

Williams Edward College

This is not an exhaustive list, there are additional schools that may not be included

Why do people sign up for a virtual 551 number with Phoner?

People sign up for 551 virtual US phone numbers for a number of reasons.

For business

To be seen as local vendors - local numbers are more trustworthy than out-of-state phone numbers

For marketing purpose

So customers can remember their numbers easily or to be seen as local vendors as local numbers are more trustworthy than out-of-state phone numbers


To give online dating matches a 2nd phone number until they’ve gone on a date and trust each other

To buy and sell goods

For Craigslist, Facebook, eBay purchases or sales so that people don’t have your personal information and don’t bother you after the sale or purchase has been made

Nearby Codes

Frequently asked questions about local numbers

Can I buy a local 551 New Jersey phone number?

Yes you can. To purchase a 551 number, download Phoner here, select a ‘United States’ number followed by ‘New Jersey’ as the state. Once you have chosen an area code you can choose a number of your choice. Once you have selected a number to make calls or send texts you can subscribe and enjoy a 3 day free trial.

What are the other New Jersey local area codes?

You can find the New Jersey local area codes here.

Can I port my existing 551 number to Phoner?

Yes, you can port your 551 number to Phoner. We are working on an automated process, for now please email our support team so they can manually port your number.

Why Use Phoner

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