573 area code - Get a Columbia, Missouri local phone number

Get an area code 573 number for your business with OpenPhone. OpenPhone gives you a local business phone number across the US and Canada, including area code 573. No extra hardware is necessary through OpenPhone — easily add a new virtual number to your existing smartphone, tablet, or computer to start calling and texting through a simple, modern app. Then customize your phone settings in minutes to streamline your communication.

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With just a few clicks, you can sign up for a phone number and start building your presence in any area code you like, from coast to coast. A local number helps you establish that your business is part of the community. Plus, most people are more receptive to calls from their local area code.


From population to big cities, adjacent area codes, and nearby counties, let’s look at some of the most important details on area code 573:


The heart of area code 573 and its largest city is Columbia, Missouri. With a population of 126,254 people, many callers in this area code hail from the greater Boone County area. But that’s not all there is to area code 573. The area code covers outlying regions as well. It includes portions of Missouri (Columbia, Jefferson City, Hannibal, Cape Girardeau, Farmington, Lake of the Ozarks, Poplar Bluff, and most of eastern Missouri excluding St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis).


Area code 573 touches 48 different counties, including Boone, Cole, Cape Girardeau, St. Francois, Pulaski, Phelps, Callaway, Franklin, Butler, and Camden counties.


You can find other major cities in nearby area codes like 217 (Springfield, IL), 270/364 (Bowling Green, KY), 309 (Peoria, IL), 314 (St. Louis, MO), 417 (Springfield, MO), 479 (Fort Smith, AR), 618 (Belleville, IL), 636 (O’Fallon, MO), 660 (Sedalia, MO), 731 (Jackson, TN), and 870 (Jonesboro, AR).


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With a local 573 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Columbia, MO area.

Top industries and economic trends within the
573 area code

Any good snapshot of area code 573 includes details on its economy and business climate. From population change to new business starts, the story of an area is told by who stays, where they work, and how often they start new businesses. We were curious about the biggest players and the people they serve, so we collected some statistics to help you get to know the area. Here’s what we found:


Area code 573 is in Central Standard Time. Its major county is Boone County, MO which has an unemployment rate of 4.2%. In Columbia, the average household makes $77,067 annually. The city’s population has risen 0.17% from 2019 to 2020.

New businesses are sprouting up everywhere. New business applications were up 11.00% from 2019 to 2020. Of those who launch a new venture, an estimated 76.00% will survive in the state of Missouri.

New businesses are part of industries like the top ten employers in Columbia: University of Missouri, Veterans United Home Loans, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia Public Schools, State of Missouri, Shelter Insurance Companies, Boone Hospital Center, Walmart, State Farm, Ibm.

Existing industries build on a rich history in the area. According to census.gov, the top three industries for the city of Columbia are:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services


New businesses can join them with a virtual phone number from OpenPhone. Start calling and texting in a few minutes from area code 573 when you sign up for a free trial of OpenPhone.

Try out calling and texting with an area code tied to this flourishing region and confirm OpenPhone is a great fit for your business by starting a free seven-day trial of OpenPhone.

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See which specific 573 phone numbers are available and claim your own Columbia, MO number by signing up for a free trial. Here’s how it works: using our service, you can easily set up your local phone number without the need to install any additional hardware. Easily download and install our app, and find the right numbers for your business.

How to get a 573 phone number

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Then search by city (Columbia, MO) or area code (573) to select a specific local number.

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Verify your account via credit card (you won’t be charged until your trial ends, cancel anytime.)

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Why do businesses sign up for a virtual 573 number with OpenPhone
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Flexible calls from anywhere

OpenPhone lets you get a new business phone number in area code 573. You can even port over your existing number with no service interruptions. Use your number on any cell phone, tablet, or computer using OpenPhone, the #1 rated business phone platform on G2. There’s an app for all your favorite devices so your conversations — and contacts — always stay in one place.

Make and receive calls from across the state or around the world. An OpenPhone business number travels with you wherever you have an internet connection. Best of all, you can use your phone number from anywhere to call anyone in the US or Canada without any long-distance charges. Calls to other countries are just a fraction of what you’d pay with a traditional carrier.

You can also have different numbers for departments, teammates, and locations. If you need a new number, it takes just seconds to activate and assign unique numbers to someone on your team. There are no waiting periods, no trips to the store, and no contracts to sign.

Streamline all your phone communication

OpenPhone’s modern business phone platform comes packed with features that make looking professional effortless. Start by easily adding a phone menu, caller ID, and away voicemail greeting.

Respond to customers easier when you save go-to message templates as snippets. Stop typing the same responses over and over again, and give your customers reliable answers faster.
You can even automatically send out a text message to missed or after-hours calls. There are so many creative ways to use automatic messaging. Harness your newfound powers to nurture leads or promote sales when you can’t answer business calls.
While you’re at it, get your team aligned, too. You can start by working together off a shared number where your team can split responsibility for incoming calls and messages to your business number. That way, no important calls go unanswered and your team stays on the same page.

Flexible calls from anywhere

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Decide which numbers to share with team members. Share the main business number with your entire team or share it with your assistant so after-hours calls get answered. Create departments for small groups. Then everyone can collaborate on any external communication through internal threads. You can even offer direct lines for your employees, too.


Most importantly, your team can quickly catch up on any conversation. Anyone with access to your a shared number inbox can see all voicemails, call history, and text messaging in a single view for every contact.


With your OpenPhone number, you have complete control over your business calls. Know which calls are business and which are personal. Your private number stays private — and when you’re off the clock, you can mute notifications for business calls.


OpenPhone’s flexible suite of features means you’re open for business from any device, anywhere.


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