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Mail Carrier Day: February 4, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.015

From the United States Postal Service: An American History, page 4:

The Constitution and the Post Office

“In June 1788, the ninth state ratified the Constitution, which gave Congress the power ‘To establish Post Offices and post Roads’ in Article I, Section 8. A year later, the Act of September 22, 1789, continued the Post Office and made the Postmaster General subject to the direction of the President. Four days later, President Washington appointed Samuel Osgood as the first Postmaster General under the Constitution. A population of almost four million was served by 75 Post Offices and about 2,400 miles of post roads.”

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Key Stats

Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates.

Note: The table images above were shortened to highlight estimated male and female Postal service employees. Click on either image for the full table.

More Stats

Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates. 

Note: The table image above was shortened to highlight estimated Postal service clerks, mail carriers and mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators. Elsewhere on the table (near the top) are Postmasters and mail superintendents (25,907). Click on the image for the full table.

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