Statistics: Pieces & Post Offices

 

 

Year

Pieces of Mail Handled

Number of

Post Offices

Total Operating

Revenue

Total Operating

Expenses

1789

75

$ 7,510

$ 7,560

Income and expenses listed for 1789 are for three months only.

1790

75

37,935

32,140

1795

453

160,620

117,893

1800

903

280,804

213,994

1805

1,558

421,373

377,367

1810

2,300

551,684

495,969

1815

3,000

1,043,065

748,121

1820

4,500

1,111,927

1,160,926

1825

5,677

1,306,525

1,229,043

1830

8,450

1,850,583

1,932,708

1835

10,770

2,993,556

2,757,350

1840

13,468

4,543,522

4,718,236

1845

14,183

4,289,842

4,320,732

1850

18,417

5,499,985

5,212,953

1855

24,410

6,642,136

9,968,342

1860

28,498

8,518,067

14,874,601

1865

28,882

14,556,159

13,694,728

1870

28,492

18,879,537

23,998,838

1875

35,547

26,791,314

33,611,309

1880

42,989

33,315,479

36,542,804

1885

51,252

42,560,844

50,046,235

1890

4,005,408,000

62,401

60,882,098

66,259,548

1895

5,134,281,000

70,064

76,983,128

87,179,551

1900

7,129,990,000

76,688

102,353,579

107,740,268

1905

10,187,506,000

68,131

152,826,585

167,399,169

1910

14,850,103,000

59,580

224,128,658

229,977,225

1915

56,380

$ 287,248,165

$ 298,546,026

1920

52,641

437,150,212

454,322,609

1925

50,957

599,591,478

639,281,648

1930

27,887,823,000

49,063

705,484,098

803,667,219

1935

22,331,752,000

45,686

630,795,302

696,503,235

1940

27,749,467,000

44,024

766,948,627

807,629,180

1945

37,912,067,000

41,792

1,314,240,132

1,145,002,246

1950

45,063,737,000

41,464

1,677,486,967

2,222,949,000

1955

55,233,564,000

38,316

2,349,476,528

2,712,150,214

1960

63,674,604,000

35,238

3,276,588,433

3,873,952,908

1965

71,873,166,000

33,624

4,483,389,833

5,275,839,877

1970

84,881,833,000

32,002

6,472,737,791

7,982,551,936

Effective July 1, 1971, the Post Office Department was transformed into the United States Postal Service, an independent establishment of the executive branch of the Government of the United States.

1971

86,983,000,000

31,947

8,751,484,000

8,955,264,000

1975

89,265,979,000

30,754

11,548,104,000

12,574,205,000

1980

106,311,062,000

30,326

18,752,915,000

19,412,587,000

1985

140,097,956,000

29,557

28,705,691,000

29,207,201,000

1990

166,300,770,000

28,959

39,654,830,000

40,489,884,000

1995

180,733,700,000

28,392

54,293,500,000

50,730,200,000

2000

207,882,200,000

27,876

64,539,900,000

62,992,000,000

2005

211,742,700,000

27,385

69,907,400,000

68,283,000,000

2006

213,137,700,000

27,318

72,650,400,000

71,684,000,000