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A new twist on ZIP Codes

pdZIP receives a major overhaul this month and includes new 5-digit ZIP Code and ZIP+4 databases, along with an alternate places reference file and some new twists on the concept of ZIP Code databases. It is available in Pro and Standard editions from our website.

There are more than 41,000 United States Postal Service (USPS) 5-digit ZIP Codes, and more than 46 million USPS ZIP+4 records, in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, military posts, and island areas. pdZIP provides core USPS information about them, along with time zones, area codes, GeoCoding data, and a host of useful demographic variables.

These easy-to-use, comprehensive, and up-to-date packages are designed for those who want to create custom databases or applications, stylize the address information on their mailings, or go beyond what is available from USPS address cleaning services.

Pro and Standard versions

Both the Pro and Standard editions include a 41,000 record 5-digit ZIP Code database along with an alternate places reference file. The Pro version adds 46 million ZIP+4 records. The Standard edition has everything except the ZIP+4 information.

Features
  • (Pro, Standard) More than 41,000 5-digit ZIP Code records
  • (Pro only) More than 46 million ZIP+4 records
  • (Pro, Standard) Alternate places reference file listing preferred place names and acceptable and unacceptable alternate place names for USPS ZIP Codes
  • (Pro, Standard) Comprehensive United States national databases:
    • The 50 U.S. states
    • District of Columbia (federal district)
    • Overseas military areas
      • U.S. Armed Forces Americas (except Canada)
      • U.S. Armed Forces Europe (which serves Europe, Canada, Africa, and the Middle East)
      • U.S. Armed Forces Pacific (which serves Asia and the Pacific)
    • Insular areas:
      • American Samoa
      • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
      • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
      • Guam
      • Midway Islands (also known as Midway Atoll; now inhabited only by caretakers)
      • U.S. Virgin Islands
      • Wake Island (also known as Wake Atoll; now inhabited only by civilian contractors)
    • Associated island areas:
      • Republic of the Marshall Islands
      • Federated States of Micronesia
      • Republic of Palau
  • (Pro, Standard) Core USPS ZIP5 information:
    • USPS 5-digit ZIP Code
    • State postal abbreviation
    • USPS preferred city name
    • Formatted city name
    • Abbreviated city name
    • ZIP Classification Code
    • City-Delivery Carrier Routes Indicator
    • Bulk Mail Sort/Merge Indicator
    • Finance Number
  • (Pro only) Core USPS ZIP4 information:
    • USPS Plus4 Add-on Code
    • Carrier Route
    • Delivery Type Indicator
    • Street alias type and date
    • Alternate Record Indicator
    • Locatable Address Conversion System (LACS) Indicator
    • Move Indicator
    • Company or organization information
    • Puerto Rican urbanization
  • (Pro, Standard) Time Zones, UTC Offsets and Daylight Savings Time
  • (Pro, Standard) Area Codes
  • (Pro, Standard) ZIP5 GeoCoding is at both the Zip Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) level and county level
  • (Pro only) ZIP+4 GeoCoding is at the census block group level or smaller
  • (Pro, Standard) Latitude and Longitude coordinates in 3 formats:
    • Degrees
    • Converted to radians (15 numeric places)—for trigonometry functions
    • Degrees/Minutes/Seconds— for printing out coordinates in documents and on websites
  • (Pro, Standard) Land and water area
  • (Pro, Standard) Urban and rural indicator
  • (Pro, Standard) Geographic areas identified:
    • Region
    • Division
    • State (FIPS Code and Name)
    • County (FIPS Code and Name)
  • (Pro only) Geographic areas identified:
    • Census Tract
    • Census Block Croup
    • Place (FIPS Code)
    • Congressional District (FIPS Code)
    • Census Zip Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA)
  • (Pro, Standard) Demographics (tabulations and estimates):
    • Population
      • Males
      • Females
      • Median age: Both genders
        • Median age: Males
        • Median age: Females
      • White
      • Black or African American
      • American Indian or Alaska Native
      • Asian
      • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
      • Other race
      • Two or more races
      • Hispanic or Latino
      • Speaks Spanish at home (age 5 and over)
      • Enrolled in PK-12 (age 3 and over)
      • Enrolled in college
      • Veterans (age 18 and over)
      • Military quarters population
      • College/University student housing population
      • Nursing/Skilled-nursing facility population
      • Adult correctional facilities population
      • Juvenile facilities population
      • Per capita income
      • Unemployed civilian population (age 16 and over)
    • Households
      • Average household size
      • Median household income
      • Households with income below the poverty level (in the past 12 months )
      • Family households
        • Average family size
        • Median family income
      • Non-family households
        • Median non-family income
    • Housing units
      • Median number of rooms
      • Median year built
      • Occupied housing units
        • Householder who is White
        • Householder who is Black or African American
        • Householder who is American Indian or Alaska Native
        • Householder who is Asian
        • Householder who is Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
        • Householder who is another race
        • Householder who is two or more races
        • Hispanic or Latino householder
        • Average number of vehicles
        • Owner-occupied housing units
          • Median home value
        • Renter-occupied housing units
          • Median gross rent as a percentage of income
          • Median gross rent
            • Median contract rent
      • Vacant housing units
  • (Pro, Standard) Comes in multiple file formats:
    • Comma Delimited (CSV)
    • Fixed Length
    • DBF
  • (Pro, Standard) Full documentation
  • (Pro, Standard) Perpetual Site License—allowing installation on all computers in the same building within a single company or organization
  • (Pro, Standard) Available for immediate download
Compatibility

pdZIP utilizes only the ANSI character set (ASCII values 0 to 127 and extended values 128 to 255) and United States Postal Service (USPS) and U.S. Census Bureau coding conventions. These databases are fully compatible with raw USPS data and other databases and applications that make use of their coding conventions.

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