Area code 772 is the prefix associated with telephone numbers in the North American Numbering Plan for the Treasure Coast located on the southeast coast of the state of Florida. The area code covers more than 1,500 square miles and contains 48 postal zone zip codes.
Area code history
The Treasure Coast had four different area codes over a 15-year period. For 41 years, the Treasure Coast was included in area code 305. In 1988, it was included in area code 407 (which currently covers Orlando and central Florida). From 1996 to 2002, it belonged to NPA 561. In 2002, area code 772 was created, separating it from the 561 region of South Florida.
Despite rapid growth and an influx of new residents to the Treasure Coast, 772 isn’t even close to exhaustion. In fact, the NANP, using current demographic data and projections, estimates that the region will not need to introduce a new area code until 2049 at the earliest.
Details about Treasure Coast
The area called “Treasure Coast” includes Indian River County, St. Lucie County, and Martin County. Larger cities in the number plan area include Sebastian, Fellsmere, Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach, Vero Beach, Indiantown, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Hobe Sound, Palm Bay/Palm City as well as counties like Brevard and many small towns.
In 2002, the area code was created in a split from area code 561 when the pool of telephone numbers was running low due to the increase in cell phone users. It is common for a large population increase in large cities to require additional area codes to accommodate all residents in the coverage area.
772 Area Code Map
The Treasure Coast Details
The area covered was named the “Treasure Coast” after a Spanish fleet known as the “Treasure” was lost at sea in a hurricane in 1715. The area emerged because the people of this area wanted to distinguish themselves from Miami and other parts of South Florida.
Top countries in area code 772
|St. Lucie, FL||277,789|
|Indian River, FL||138,028|
Top cities in area code 772
|Vero Beach South||23,092|
|Indian Harbour Beach||8,225|
|West Vero Corridor||7,138|
|Fort Pierce North||6,474|
|Indian River Estates||6,220|
|South Patrick Shores||5,875|
|Hutchinson Island South||5,201|
|Fort Pierce South||5,062|
|Indian River Shores||3,901|
Area code system
Area codes were created by the Bell System, which was once run by the old Bell Telephone Company. They created the first area codes in the 1940s, still known today as the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) – what most people simply call “area codes”. Area-specific designated codes made it possible to automate phone calls across the country without the need for a human operator to connect.
Modern numbers require a country code when dialing from outside the country. It is followed by the numbering plan area code (NPA), the central office code (NXX) and the 4-digit subscriber number. When splitting, a 10-digit number is often required even for local calls.
How Scams can be happen?
Robocall interruptions and phone scams happen daily. Most of us know that the safest response to a call from a number we don’t recognize is not to answer it. Unfortunately, scammers realize that there are times when we will answer or return the call, especially if it sounds like a local number instead of an 800 or toll-free number.
For this reason, scammers have found ways to engage with potential victims by creating intrigue or concern. After checking reports from the Federal Communications Commission, known scam calls have been reported to come from 772 numbers, so it’s best to be extremely careful when answering these calls.
The most common scam example at 772
Ring and run are the most common scam reported with area code 772. There are variations to the scam, but usually the scammer tries to create a sense of urgency. When responding, the caller quickly mentions an urgent emergency and claims to represent an agency or organization that can help you or a friend or relative.
For example, they can say they are a bond guarantor or a collection agency or a member of law enforcement. This is just an effort to obtain your credit card information. Report all scams to the Federal Trade Commission.