What is area code 608? Everything is completely explained.

The southwestern Wisconsin area covers area code 608. It also covers the city of Madison. 

History: 

The area code was created in 1955. And this area code was a split of area code 414. It is considered as the thirds area code that was created in Wisconsin.

608 area code

Time zone:

The central time zone is the time zone of area code 608. This is also known as America/Chicago time zone. 

Location: 

It is located in the city of Madison and the state of Wisconsin in south America. 

Ten digit dialing:

Central office code 988 has assigned the telephone number of the area code 608. 988 is the code for the national suicide prevention lifeline and there is a conflict about exchanging 7 digit codes. But now this area code has a compulsion to dial ten-digit area code since 2021.

After October the 7 digit number was totally out of use and the caller couldn’t make a call because when they dial 7 digit number they hear a ringtone. And now users have to ad specific area codes to make a call. 

Top 20 countries with area code 608

COUNTRY TOTAL POPULATION % OF 608% OF COUNTRY 
Dane 48807310%99%
Rock 1603316%96%
Lacrosse 1146384%100%
Sauk 619767%100%
Grant 512089%100%
Monroe 446737%100%
Green 368425%100%
Columbia 568334%61%
Venom 297737%100%
Juneau 266647%100%
Lowa 236876%100%
Richland 180215%100%
Adams 208755%86%
Lafayette 168365%100%
Crawford 166445%100%
Trempealeau 288163%51%
Marquette 154043%79%
Buffalo 135873%51%
Walworth 1022280%6%
Jackson 20449 1%11%

Top 50 cities with area code 608:

CITYTOTAL POPULATION % OF 608% OF CITY
Madison 2332091%100%
Janesville 635750%100%
Lacrosse 513200%100%
Belott 369660%100%
Sun Prairie 293640%100%
Fitchburg 252600%100%
Onalaska 177360%100%
Middleton 174420%100%
Stoughton 126110%100%
Waunakee 120970%100%
Baraboo 120480%100%
Platteville 112240%100%
Monroe 108270%100%
Verona 106190%100%
Potage 103240%100%
Sparta 95220%100%
Oregon 92310%100%
Reedsburg 92000%100%
Tomah 90930%100%
Holmen 90050%100%
Deforest 89360%100%
Mcfarland 78080%100%
Monona 75330%100%
Mount Horeb 70090%100%
Cottage Grove 61920%100%
Prairie du Chien 59110%100%
Milton 55460%100%
Edgarton 54610%100%
Richland center 51840%100%
Evansville 50120%100%
West Salem 47990%100%
Dodgeville 46930%100%
Mauston 44230%100%
Viroqua 43620%100%
French island 42070%100%
Lake Wisconsin 41890%100%
Prairie du sac 39720%100%
Lancaster 38680%100%
Marshall 38620%100%
Windsor 35730%100%
Cross plains 25380%100%
Sauk city 34100%100%
Brodhead 32930%100%
Boscobel 32310%100%
Lodi 30500%100%
Arcadia 29250%100%
Lake Delton 29140%100%
Wisconsin Dells 26780%100%
New Lisbon 25540%100%
Poynette 25280%100%
608 area code

Frequently asked questions: 

How do I block calls from 608 numbers?

If you don’t want to receive calls from 608 numbers then you can simply block the number from your phone. There are two different ways of blocking the number from your phone depending upon its type.

iPhone

Go to your calls folder and select “i” scroll down and select “block from phone”.

Android: 

Go to your calls folder and go to “details” of the number and sect “block this number”.

Is area code 608 a toll-free number? 

No, The area code 608 is not a toll-free number. Every call made from this area would be charged according to the time of the call.

Are calls from area code 608 is scams? 

No, the calls coming from area code 608 are not a scam. But we cannot avoid the fact that there may be calls coming from scammers so you should be vigilant and careful about it. 

Conclusion: 

The southwestern Wisconsin area covers area code 608. It also covers the city of madison. The area code was created in 1955. And this area code was a split of area code 414. It is considered as the thirds area code that was created in Wisconsin. The central time zone is the time zone of area code 608. This is also known as America/Chicago time zone. It is located in the city of Madison and the state of Wisconsin in south America. 

After October the 7 digit number was totally out of use and the caller couldn’t make a call because when they dial 7 digit number they hear a ringtone. And now users have to ad specific area codes to make a call. And also the area code 608 is not a toll-free number.

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