About Postal Facts

United States Postal Service - June 25, 2018

Postal Facts tells the Postal Service story — from size and scope to fun facts, from the 10-year trend of figures to postage stamps, from innovation in the mail to innovative technologies — in an interesting and visually creative way.

Plain and simple, the U.S. Postal Service delivers for America. In an increasingly digital world, the Postal Service remains part of the bedrock infrastructure of the American economy, serving its people and businesses, and connecting the nation together. The core function of the Postal Service is to provide the secure, reliable and affordable delivery of mail and packages to every address in the United States, its territories and its military installations worldwide.

The Postal Service delivers more mail to more addresses in a larger geographical area than any other post in the world. Delivering to more than 157 million addresses in every state, city and town in the country, everyone in the U.S. and its territories has access to postal products and services and pays the same for a First-Class postage stamp regardless of location.

By bridging physical to digital, the Postal Service remains a very relevant and necessary provider of communications to this nation for more than 240 years after Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General.

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