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Just one day in the life of the

U.S. Postal Service... by the numbers


Each day the 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 just ONE day in the life of the United States Postal Service. (Figures are averages.)

  • 223.7 million — revenue received, in dollars
  • 151.8 million  — dollars paid to postal employees in salaries and benefits
  • 512.8 million  — number of mailpieces processed and delivered
  • 21.3 million — average number of mailpieces processed each hour
  • 356,103— average number of mailpieces processed each minute
  • 5,935 — average number of mailpieces processed each second
  • 209.9 million  — pieces of First-Class Mail processed and delivered
  • 265.1 million  — pieces of Advertising Mail processed and delivered
  • 7,000 —  number of letter carriers who deliver mail entirely on foot — The USPS Fleet of Feet
  • 113, 531 — number of address changes processed
  • 3,206 — number of addresses added to our delivery network
  • 3.9 million — number of people who visit usps.com
  • 3.3 million —  dollar amount of online stamp and retail sales at usps.com
  • 1.5 million —  amount of money spent on postage for Click-N-Ship labels
  • 133,699—  number of Click-N-Ship labels printed
  • 17,029    —  number of passport applications accepted
  • 320,132  — number of money orders issued
  • 1.6 million —  dollars spent at self-service kiosks in Post Office lobbies
  • 0 — tax dollars received for operating the Postal Service