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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.)

  • 222.2 million revenue received, in dollars
  • 180 million dollars paid to postal employees in salaries and benefits
  • 523 million number of mailpieces processed and delivered
  • 22 million average number of mailpieces processed each hour
  • 363,300 average number of mailpieces processed each minute
  • 6,050 average number of mailpieces processed each second
  • 217.3 million pieces of First-Class Mail processed and delivered
  • 267 million pieces of Advertising Mail processed and delivered
  • 727,167 number of packages picked up through Package Pickup
  • 4 million number of miles driven by letter carriers and truck drivers
  • 7,559 number of letter carriers who deliver mail entirely on foot — The USPS Fleet of Feet
  • 128,000 number of address changes processed
  • 2,554 number of addresses added to our delivery network
  • 3.6 million number of people who visit usps.com
  • 2.9 million dollar amount of online stamp and retail sales at usps.com
  • 1.7 million amount of money spent on postage for Click-N-Ship labels
  • 157,095 number of Click-N-Ship labels printed
  • 17,492 number of passport applications accepted
  • 313,201 number of money orders issued
  • 1.5 million dollars spent at self-service kiosks in Post Office lobbies
  • 0 tax dollars received for operating the Postal Service