Saturday, April 17, 2021

A Day in the Life of the U.S. Postal Service

Each day the U.S. Postal Service picks up, processes and delivers millions of letters and packages.  No single operation in the world comes close to this level of connectivity to so many households and businesses.  Here’s ONE day in the life of your United States Postal Service.  (Figures are averages.)


216.9 million – revenue received, in dollars

554 million – number of mail pieces processed and delivered

242.6 million – pieces of First-Class Mail processed and delivered

279.5 million – pieces of Advertising Mail processed and delivered

159 million – dollars paid to postal employees in salaries and benefits

214,520 – number of packages picked up through Carrier Pickup

4 million – number of miles driven by letter carriers and truck drivers

8,250 – number of letter carriers who deliver mail entirely on foot—the USPS Fleet of Feet

136,964 – number of address changes processed

2,100 – number of addresses added to the delivery network

1.2 million – number of people who visit

778,877 – dollar amount of online stamp and retail sales at

1.5 million – amount of money spent on postage for Click-N-Ship labels

18,701 – number of passport applications accepted

382,256 – number of money orders issued

284,000 – number of transactions processed at 2,500 Self Service Shipping & Mailing Centers

1.7 million – dollars spent at Self Service Shipping & Mailings Centers

6.1 million – customers served at more than 31,000 retail locations

0 – tax dollars received for operating the Postal Service


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