Area code 515

Area code 515 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for most of the north-central part of the U.S. state of Iowa. The numbering plan area includes Des Moines, Ames, Ankeny, Humboldt, Boone, Fort Dodge, Jefferson, Johnston, Urbandale, Algona and Indianola.

Area code 319Area code 563Area code 515Area code 641Area code 712Area code 605Area code 402Area code 660Area code 507Area code 608Area code 815Area code 309Area code 217
Numbering plan areas of Iowa with the red area indicating area code 515

Despite its relatively low population, Iowa was originally divided into three numbering plan areas (NPAs), with each border line running roughly in north-south directions.

Area code 515 originally served the central part of the state, stretching border to border from Minnesota to Missouri. In 2000, the eastern and southern portions of the area were split off with area code 641, leaving 515 with only about one-fourth of its original area, including Des Moines and the area northwest of the city. Only one small portion in the north of the numbering plan area borders another state, Minnesota.

The heavy metal music band Slipknot named one of their songs "(515)", because the band is from Des Moines.

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Iowa area codes: 319, 515, 563, 641, 712
North: 507
West: 712 area code 515 East: 641
South: 641
Minnesota area codes: 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952