United States Postal Service (USPS) Statistics, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting United States Postal Service (USPS) statistics and facts I was able to dig up including revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

United States Postal Service (USPS) Facts

What is United States Postal Service (USPS)?

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 156.1 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes.  (source)

United States Postal Service (USPS) Employee Count

Number of USPS employees:

496,934 career employees

136,174 non-career employees

Last updated 1/1/19

United States Postal Service (USPS) Revenue Totals

USPS annual revenue:

$71.1 billion

Last updated 5/3/20

2019 online sales for the USPS:

$301 million

Annual USPS net loss:

If the USPS was a private company, it would be 44th on the Fortune 500 list.

United States Postal Service (USPS) Statistics

Number of addresses the US Postal Service delivers to:

157 million addresses

Last updated 6/21/19

Number of blue USPS collection boxes in use:

141,900 collection boxes

Last updated 5/3/20

Number of US zip codes:


Last updated 5/3/20

Number of USPS retail locations:

31,600 retail locations

Last updated 5/3/20

Number of customer visits to USPS post offices in 2019:

811.8 million customer visits

Percentage of the world’s mail that is delivered by the US Postal Service:


Last updated 5/3/20

How many packages does the USPS deliver?

34.757 billion packages per quarter

Last updated 3/31/19

Total mail USPS mail volume (annual):

Number of address changes processed annually by the USPS:

Number of passport applications accepted annually by the USPS:

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these United States Postal Service (USPS) stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.