Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What is a ZIP Code?

A ZIP Code is a five digit numeric code that identifies a collection of mailing addresses within the United States and its territories to simplify the distribution of mail by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

ZIP Codes are not, by definition, areas but they are the street-based routes the mail carrier travels to deliver the mail. Boundaries can be created based on the location of addresses, but this is an approximation because carrier routes may overlap and portions of the country don’t even have deliverable addresses. To compound the difficulties in creating these areas, the ZIP Codes may not adhere to the boundaries of cities, towns, counties, or states. 

Mapping Software for ZIP Codes

Maptitude Mapping Software gives you all of the tools, maps, and data you need to analyze and understand how geography affects you and your business. With Maptitude you can locate unlimited records by ZIP Code, map your data aggregated by ZIP Code, build sales territory maps from ZIP Codes, and analyze Census demographic data by ZIP Code.

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What is a ZIP Code: Aggregate data by ZIP Code to see patterns in your data

Maptitude will aggregate your sales data by ZIP Code so you can better understand the geographic component of your data

What is a ZIP Code: See demographic data by ZIP Code

The Maptitude U.S. Country Package includes extensive demographic data at the ZIP Code level so you can better understand your market.