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986 Area Code

About Area Code 986

State: Idaho
Major City: Boise City
Timezone: Mountain / Pacific
Current Time: 5:25pm / 4:25pm
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Area Code 986 Map

Where is area code 986?

Area code 986 covers the entire state of Idaho. It is an overlay for area code 208 and serves the same area.

What time zone is area code 986?

The 986 area code is located in the Mountain and Pacific timezones. The Mountain time zone is also known as America/Denver. The Pacific time zone is also known as America/Los_Angeles. As of the last time this page was loaded, the current time is 5:25pm (Mountain) or 4:25pm (Pacific) depending on where you are in the area code.


Area code 986 was first put in service September 5, 2017. It was created from area code 208.

Nearby Area Codes

208/986 (Idaho)
236/778 (Vancouver, BC)
250 (Kelowna, BC)
307 (Wyoming)
403 (Calgary, AB)
406 (Montana)
435 (St. George, UT)
458/541 (Eugene, OR)
509 (Spokane, WA)
587/825 (Calgary, AB)
775 (Reno, NV)

Top 44 Counties in Area Code 986

CountyTotal Population
Ada, ID392,365
Canyon, ID188,923
Kootenai, ID138,494
Bonneville, ID104,234
Bannock, ID82,839
Twin Falls, ID77,230
Bingham, ID45,607
Bonner, ID40,877
Nez Perce, ID39,265
Madison, ID37,536
Latah, ID37,244
Elmore, ID27,038
Jefferson, ID26,140
Cassia, ID22,952
Payette, ID22,623
Jerome, ID22,374
Blaine, ID21,376
Minidoka, ID20,069
Gem, ID16,719
Idaho, ID16,267
Gooding, ID15,464
Fremont, ID13,242
Franklin, ID12,786
Shoshone, ID12,765
Owyhee, ID11,526
Boundary, ID10,972
Washington, ID10,198
Teton, ID10,170
Valley, ID9,862
Benewah, ID9,285
Clearwater, ID8,761
Lemhi, ID7,936
Power, ID7,817
Boise, ID7,028
Caribou, ID6,963
Bear Lake, ID5,986
Lincoln, ID5,208
Custer, ID4,368
Oneida, ID4,286
Adams, ID3,976
Lewis, ID3,821
Butte, ID2,891
Camas, ID1,117
Clark, ID982

Top 50 Cities in Area Code 986

CityTotal Population
Boise City, ID205,671
Nampa, ID81,557
Meridian, ID75,092
Idaho Falls, ID56,813
Pocatello, ID54,255
Caldwell, ID46,237
Coeur d'Alene, ID44,137
Twin Falls, ID44,125
Lewiston, ID31,894
Post Falls, ID27,574
Rexburg, ID25,484
Moscow, ID23,800
Eagle, ID19,908
Kuna, ID15,210
Mountain Home, ID14,206
Chubbuck, ID13,922
Ammon, ID13,816
Hayden, ID13,294
Blackfoot, ID11,899
Garden City, ID10,972
Jerome, ID10,890
Burley, ID10,345
Hailey, ID7,960
Payette, ID7,433
Sandpoint, ID7,365
Rathdrum, ID6,826
Emmett, ID6,557
Star, ID5,793
Rupert, ID5,554
Middleton, ID5,524
Weiser, ID5,507
Preston, ID5,204
Fruitland, ID4,684
American Falls, ID4,457
Shelley, ID4,409
Buhl, ID4,122
Rigby, ID3,945
Lincoln, ID3,647
Gooding, ID3,567
St. Anthony, ID3,542
Kimberly, ID3,264
Mountain Home AFB, ID3,238
Fort Hall, ID3,201
Orofino, ID3,142
Grangeville, ID3,141
Salmon, ID3,112
Heyburn, ID3,089
Soda Springs, ID3,058
McCall, ID2,991
Wendell, ID2,782

Source: Area code information compiled from the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA), telecom providers, and the U.S. Census Bureau.