About Postal Facts

United States Postal Service - April 21, 2020

You know we deliver for America. And you know we’ve been doing it for a long time. But do you know exactly how much we deliver? Every day? Each year? Did you know we don’t use your tax dollars for our operations? Did you know we have programs designed to help the communities we serve? And what does the “ZIP” in ZIP Code mean anyway? You can find these answers and more at facts.usps.com.

When you explore Postal Facts, you’ll find information about postal operations and revenue as well as some things on the lighter side of our business. Our history goes all the way back to the founding of the nation. Postal Facts is a great place to learn about where we’ve been and where we’re going.

We’re proud to provide secure, reliable and affordable delivery of mail and packages to every address in the United States, its territories and its military installations worldwide. And consider this very important fact: everyone in the U.S. and its territories has access to postal products and services and pays the same for a First-Class Mail postage stamp regardless of location.

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Unless otherwise noted, all figures are based on the Postal Service’s fiscal year.