5-digit postal code USA 2016
Postal codes in the United States of America are known as ZIP-codes. ZIP-codes are used to help the United States Postal Service (USPS) route mail more efficiently throughout the country and large cities like New York. A USPS postal code identifies an individual post office or metropolitan area delivery station associated with mailing addresses. However not everywhere in the US is assigned a postal code. Some regions, especially remote and rural areas have too little deliverable addresses to create a mail route.
USPS ZIP-codes are not actually spatial features. The United States Census Bureau developed the so called ZIP code tabulation areas (ZCTAs). They are a spatial representation of the US ZIP-codes and are often used to depict statistical data about regions. This map depicts the boundaries of all 5-digit ZIP-code tabulation areas in the US.
POSTAL CODE STRUCTURE IN THE UNITED STATES
This map depicts the 5-digit zip-code tabulation areas. They contain the following characters and features:
- 1xxxx : The first digit represents a particular part in the USA. Number 1 features the states of Delaware (DE), New York (NY) and Pennsylvania (PA)
- 115xx: The second and third digit feature a specific Sectional Center Facility (SCF). The number 115 features Western Nassau
- 11560: The fourth and fifth digit represent a specific area, city or village
CURRENT POSTAL CODE RANGE IN THE UNITED STATES
The current postal code (postal codes) range of the United States (US) is: 00601 – 99929. The lowest postal code area is 00601, which is located in Adjuntas county in Puerto Rico. The highest postal code area is 99929, which lies in Wrangell Borough in Alaska.
|Source||US Census Bureau.|
|Year of coverage||2016|
|Format||CSV, Shapefile, KML, GEOJSON, XML|
Variables in this dataset
When you purchase this dataset, you will receive data that draws all ZIP-code tabulation areas on the map. Furthermore, you will also get the following other features:
- Postal code