Postal Facts - U.S. Postal Service
The U.S. Postal Service delivers more mail than any other post in the world, serving nearly 165 million addresses in the country — covering every state, city and town. Everyone living the United States and its territories has access to postal products and services and pays the same for a First-Class Mail postage stamp, regardless of location.
business delivery points
In 2022, the Postal Service delivered to 12.7 million business addresses.
residential delivery points
In 2022, the Postal Service delivered to 152.2 million residential addresses.
new delivery points added
In 2022, 1.8 million new delivery points were added in the country.
The Postal Service had 22,951 leased properties in 2022.
The Postal Service owns 8,484 properties around the country.
In 2022, the Postal Service received $301.6 million in revenue from 2,788 postal self-service kiosks (SSK).
Every two weeks, the Postal Service pays $2.15 billion in salaries and benefits.
Forty-four percent of the world's mail volume is processed and delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.
Louis DeJoy is the 75th Postmaster General of the United States.
The Postal Service accepted 7.56 million passport applications in 2022.
The Postal Service had $78.8 billion in operating revenue in 2022.
There were 516,750 career employees in 2022. The number of non-career employees was 118,600.
total mail volume
Total mail volume in 2022 was 127.3 billion.
First-Class single piece
In 2022, the Postal Service recorded 12.9 billion First-Class single piece mail volume.
First-Class single piece mail is mail bearing postage stamps — bill payments, personal correspondence, cards and letters, etc.
The Postal Service prides itself on going the last mile to deliver the mail. In 2022, we served 164.9 million delivery points nationwide, and 1.8 million new delivery points were added to the network.
In 2022, the Postal Service processed 33.2 million address changes.
There are 31,132 Postal Service-managed retail offices in the United States. Including contract offices, there are are 33,641 offices.
The Postal Service had 689.9 million customer visits in 2022.
In 2022, Postal Service retail revenue totaled $12.2 billion.
The U.S. Postal Service is the core of the nation’s $1.6 trillion mailing industry, which employs more than 7.3 million people.
The Postal Service has more than 235,000 vehicles, one of the largest civilian fleets in the world.
The Postal Service issues 219,785 money orders daily.
In 2022, usps.com recorded 3.6 billion visits -- averaging more than 9.9 million visitors each day. It's one of the most frequently visited government sites.
In 2022, stamp and retail sales at The Postal Store on usps.com -- the official online Post Office -- totaled nearly $412 million.
The Eagle Logo, the trade dress of USPS packaging, the Letter Carrier Uniform and the Postal Truck and the following marks are among the many trademarks owned by the United States Postal Service: Click-N-Ship®, Deliver The Win®, EDDM®, ePostage®, Every Door Direct Mail®, Express Mail®, First-Class™, First-Class Mail®, First-Class Package International Service®, Forever®, Global Express Guaranteed®, IMb®, Informed Delivery®, Intelligent Mail®, Label Broker™, Parcel Select®, P.O. Box™, Post Office®, Pony Express®, Postal Inspection Service™, PostalOne!®, Postal Police®, #PostalProud®, Priority Mail Express International®, Priority Mail Flat Rate®, Priority Mail International®, Priority: You®, Registered Mail™, Standard Mail®, The Postal Store®, United States Postal Inspection Service®, United States Postal Service®, U.S. Mail®, U.S. Postal Inspector™, U.S. Postal Service®, USPS®, USPS BlueEarth®, USPS Mobile®, USPS Operation Santa®, USPS Tracking®, usps.com®, We are people delivering to people™, ZIP+4® and ZIP Code™. This is not a comprehensive list of all Postal Service trademarks.
Dollar General®, Forest Stewardship Council®, How2Recycle®, McDonald’s®, National Dog Bite Prevention Week®, Starbucks®, Subway®, Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, The Climate Registry®, Vans®.
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