About Postal Facts

United States Postal Service - November 19, 2019

You know we deliver for America. But do you know exactly how many letters and packages? Every day? Each year? Did you know we don’t use your tax dollars for our operations? And what does the “ZIP” in ZIP Code mean anyway?

You can find answers here.

When you explore our Postal Facts, you’ll find information about our 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 our nation. This 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.