Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Number of Post Offices by State (2021)

Which state has the most post offices, and how many post offices are there? In early 2017 Postlandia answered these questions, and now Postlandia shall do so again!

Here is a ranking of U.S. states and territories by the number of active U.S. Post Offices by state (and territory) as of October 2021. Facilities include all USPS retail facilities: independent post offices (including APOs, RMPOs, and PTPOs), classified [USPS-staffed] stations and branches, and the handful of Post Office Express locations. Excluded are carrier-only facilities, specialized mail processing facilities, Contract Postal Units (CPUs) and Community Post Offices (CPOs), and Village Post Offices (VPOs).

Postlandia obtained a complete list of active postal facilities via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The list included 30,986 entries total, 548 of which were identified either by USPS or the author as carrier-only facilities. In 2017 we identified 30,606 U.S. Post Offices; presently there are 30,438. This count is not definitive: there are liable to be modest discrepancies depending on, for example, how temporarily suspended operations are accounted for. In fact, several states registered (modest) increases in the number of post offices when it comes to these counts; however, no new post offices have opened in the U.S. several years.

Total: 30,438 post offices

Rank State
# P.O.s
1 NY New York 1820
2 PA Pennsylvania 1782
3 TX Texas 1650
4 CA California 1621
5 IL Illinois 1300
6 OH Ohio 1115
7 MO Missouri 890
8 MI Michigan 890
9 VA Virginia 880
10 IA Iowa 827
11 NC North Carolina 826
12 MN Minnesota 779
13 FL Florida 749
14 WI Wisconsin 741
15 IN Indiana 716
16 GA Georgia 705
17 NJ New Jersey 687
18 KY Kentucky 673
19 WV West Virginia 653
20 AR Arkansas 614
21 KS Kansas 584
22 AL Alabama 580
23 TN Tennessee 580
24 OK Oklahoma 579
25 MA Massachusetts 578
26 WA Washington 516
27 LA Louisiana 502
28 NE Nebraska 478
29 MD Maryland 450
30 CO Colorado 434
31 ME Maine 421
32 MS Mississippi 419
33 SC South Carolina 400
34 OR Oregon 361
35 MT Montana 314
36 NM New Mexico 312
37 SD South Dakota 312
38 CT Connecticut 301
39 ND North Dakota 292
40 AZ Arizona 266
41 VT Vermont 264
42 ID Idaho 234
43 NH New Hampshire 231
44 AK Alaska 205
45 UT Utah 196
46 WY Wyoming  140
47 NV Nevada 130
48 HI Hawaii 105
49 RI Rhode Island 79
50 DE Delaware 62

PR Puerto Rico 116

DC District of Columbia 50

VI Virgin Islands 12

GU Guam 6

FM Federated States
of Micronesia
4

MH Marshall Islands 3

MP Northern Mariana Islands 2

AS American Samoa 1

PW Palau 1

Hope you enjoyed, and check back soon for more entries. Thanks, everyone!

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