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Changing Zip Codes and why they change

Changing Zip Codes and why they change

The USPS is busy constantly adding and deleting Zip Codes according to the needs of growing or diminishing city populations throughout America. For example, a press release announced that in April 2018, the USPS released 16 new Zip Codes and retired 1 Zip Code. A whopping 17 changes occurred in a single month, and higher numbers of changes have been known to occur within a month’s time.

If you haven’t updated your Zip Code database recently, chances are you have incorrect data about your customers. The USPS releases press announcements with every Zip Code change, so checking your local USPS press release every few months can help you stay on top of any changes going on around you. If you have customers across the nation, manually fixing the dozens of Zip Code changes that occur each month nation-wide may become a burden.

The easiest way to fix this problem is with a monthly Zip Code database subscription that gives you instant access to all zip code changes that have occurred within the past month. Large and small companies find this to be useful in allowing them to maintain accurate data with ease.