Geographic Regions and Area Codes

Area Code 862 is located in the northern part of New Jersey, covering a diverse range of cities and towns. The major cities within this area code include Newark, Paterson, and Jersey City. It spans across several counties, including Essex, Passaic, Morris, Sussex, and Hudson. The area code was introduced in 2001 as an overlay to the existing 973 area code, meaning it covers the same geographic area as 973. Nearby area codes include: