Area Code "515" Details & History:
Area code 515 is an area code serving the state of Iowa. It covers Des Moines, Ames, Fort Dodge, Jefferson, Algona, Indianola and other areas in north central Iowa. Iowa was originally divided into three area codes running vertically the full length of the state with the 515 area code covering the central third of the state. In the year 2000 area code 641 was split off of 515. Iowa area code 515 has been in service since 1947. It has 333 landlines and 80 wireless prefixes (exchanges) serviced by 49 carriers. It covers 19 counties, 377 ZIP codes, and 118 cities, including Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Ames, Urbandale, Fort Dodge, Indianola, Boone, and Altoona.
Counties served by this Area Code:
Boone, Calhoun, Dallas, Franklin, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Jasper, Kossuth, Madison, Marion, Palo Alto, Polk, Story, Warren, Webster, and Wright !