New York Zip Code | New York, NY, New York

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Zip/Postal Code10047
Primary CityNew York
Acceptable Cities
Unacceptable CitiesNy State Agency
CountyNew York County
Area Codes212
World RegionNA
Estimated Population 20150

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What ZIP Codes Are and How they Work

There are three main parts of the 5-digit ZIP Code—the national area, the region or city, and the delivery area. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has segmented the country into 10 ZIP Code areas. Starting in the northeast, they are numbered 0-9.

Reading a ZIP Code

After the first number in a ZIP Code is assigned, the USPS assigns the next two numbers according to city. If a region has a main town or city, the USPS will often assign it the first ZIP Codes. After that, the ZIP Codes will proceed alphabetically.

The first three digits of a ZIP Code together usually indicate the sectional center facility to which that ZIP Code belongs. This facility is the mail sorting and distribution center for a zone or area. Some sectional center facilities have multiple three-digit codes assigned to them. For example, the Northern Virginia sectional center facility in Merrifield is assigned ZIP Codes beginning in 220, 221, 222, and 223.

The fourth and fifth digits of the ZIP Code represent the area of the city or town. For example, if a letter is received with a ZIP Code of 47722, the USPS can know that it's in Indiana (4), it's in Vanderburgh county (77), and it's in the area of the University of Evansville (22).

ZIP Codes are Lines, Not Shapes

ZIP Codes are not drawn according to state boundaries. In fact, since they are designed only to increase mailing efficiency, ZIP Codes can and do cross county and state boundaries. For example:

Although most ZIP Codes can be roughly assigned to a geographic area, ZIP Codes do not represent geographic regions; ZIP Codes denote address groups or delivery routes. Because of this, ZIP Code "areas" can overlap, be contained within another ZIP Code, or have no geographic area. For example ZIP Codes that start with 095 are assigned to the Navy, and therefore have no geographic location. Similarly, areas without regular postal routes (rural route areas) or areas with no mail delivery (undeveloped areas), are not assigned ZIP Codes. They are based on sparse delivery routes, so the boundary between ZIP Code areas there is indefinite.

You can see our instructions on how to find county by ZIP Code. In cases where ZIP Codes cross county lines, SmartyStreets displays the default county in the line labeled ‘County Name’ and include an additional line labeled as ‘Alternate Counties’.

ZIP+4 Codes

In 1983, the USPS changed its ZIP Code system to include the new ZIP+4. A ZIP+4 Code uses the basic five-digit code plus four additional digits to for a full 9 digit ZIP Code. The full ZIP Code identifies a small delivery segment such as a street, a city block, a group of apartments, or even an individual address that receives a high volume of mail. The ZIP+4 Code is not required and is usually calculated automatically when the mail is sorted and processed.

As a rule, each Post Office Box has its own ZIP+4 Code. The +4 on the ZIP Code is often the last four digits of the box number, zero plus the last three digits of the box number, or, if the box number is less than 4 digits, zeros followed by the box number. Since there is this variance, the ZIP+4 Code must be looked up individually for each Post Office Box.

Not all USPS deliverable addresses have a ZIP+4 Code assigned to them. For those addresses, geocoding lookups or address validation that require a ZIP+4 may not succeed. Even though the USPS might not provide accurate geocodes for those addresses, SmartyStreets can still provide roof-top level geocodes for most addresses in the US.

What Are Postal Codes?

Postal codes are strings of numbers (and sometimes letters) that help postal services determine where a piece of mail is being sent to. They help simplify the task of bringing post to its destination. Nations throughout the world use postal codes, and though the systems and formats vary, the common trait is that they all make the postman's job a little easier.

These codes indicate the extent of delivery jurisdictions. Every delivery point that falls under the same jurisdiction is one whole postal code, and anything beyond those dividing lines are counted as a different code. Sometimes postal codes are tied to geographical areas or administrative boundaries. Sometimes they're more free-floating. In some cases, they are attached to a specific organization, or even to a single delivery point. In all cases, they are closely tied to and heavily defined by where the postal employee goes when delivering the mail.

How Postal Codes are Developed and Used

Fair warning: we find this subject unreasonably exciting. Accordingly, we're happy to help you find your own postal code. But more than that, these codes had an immense impact on postal operations worldwide. Without them, mail would take longer to reach you. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. First, let's talk about where they came from, and then we can talk about why we have them and how they work.

The Source of the Code

In the (Postal) Zone

Back when cities started to get bigger, and reliable mail services became the standard, a problem was identified that made deliveries difficult: In a place like, say, London, there were just too many people for one postman—or even one post office—to deliver to. Like any industry, meeting demand is at least partially a problem of logistics: having the means and the manpower to fill the need. So the first and most obvious answer was to build more post offices and hire more postmen.

Once that happens, though, you start running into a problem. How do you know which houses are the ones you're supposed to take mail to? If Dr. John Watson lives halfway between post office A and post office B, which office should handle his mail? Both could do it, but that would be less efficient; it's smarter to have one postman deliver mail to the Doctor's house and everything to the right of his house, or to have the other postman handle the Doctor's house and everything to the left.

Either way, the work needs to be divided to make sure any given post office isn't doing more than their fair share of labor.

So post offices started drawing lines in the sand. The divisional boundaries they put in place were called postal districts, or sometimes postal zones. To keep track of them all, they were numbered, creating "postal district numbers" or "postal zone numbers."

These postal district numbers started in large cities, and they started a while ago (London, for instance, was divided into 10 districts as early as 1857). WWI Europe had already seen the implementation of similar systems in cities throughout the continent. The US started using them at least as early as 1920. These district numbers were the forerunners of the modern day postal codes.

Post Codes from Coast to Coast—Taking it Across the Country

The primary difference between these primitive codes and their more evolved cousins is that of coverage: postal districts only happened in the cities, and then only in some cities. They were neither pervasive nor systemic, though the idea of expanded and universal delivery codes started floating around as early as the 1930s. The first country to try and implement a system was the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (a USSR that eventually became part of the USSR) back in December 1932.

However like everything else that invades Russia during the winter, it didn't find a warm reception. The failed attempt was discontinued in 1939.

Germany had functioning system in place in 1941 despite the war, while the US didn't put ZIP Codes into effect until 1963. Later still, the UK hadn't fully deployed a nationwide implementation until 1974. Since then, though, postal codes have been the norm, with countries expanding their formats to accommodate for additional areas. This is most frequently done by adding digits to the code, a la changing from a 3-digit code to a 5-digit one, and so on.

Today, these codes are used for a great deal. They help with geocoding, address validation, and efficient shipping, to name just a few things. They are even used as part of verifying identity and ensuring that things like credit cards aren't being stolen. So unlike what you learned in high school algebra, these are numbers worth knowing how to use.

International Post Code Names

William Shakespeare once wrote, "A postal code by any other name would smell as sweet." We may have paraphrased that just a little, but the point is, different nations have different names for the same thing. Just like the US calls it a "flashlight" and the UK calls it a "torch," so too are the names of the postal code different depending on where you are.

Different Formats of Codes

Formats for these codes vary. There are some cornerstones that can be laid, and some generalities given on the topic, however. Like how they're used heavily by the Universal Postal Union, an agency of the UN.

CityCountyZip/Postal Code
HoltsvilleSuffolk County NY00501
HoltsvilleSuffolk County NY00544
Fishers IslandSuffolk County NY06390
New YorkNew York County NY10001
New YorkNew York County NY10002
New YorkNew York County NY10003
New YorkNew York County NY10004
New YorkNew York County NY10005
New YorkNew York County NY10006
New YorkNew York County NY10007
New YorkNew York County NY10008
New YorkNew York County NY10009
New YorkNew York County NY10010
New YorkNew York County NY10011
New YorkNew York County NY10012
New YorkNew York County NY10013
New YorkNew York County NY10014
New YorkNew York County NY10015
New YorkNew York County NY10016
New YorkNew York County NY10017
New YorkNew York County NY10018
New YorkNew York County NY10019
New YorkNew York County NY10020
New YorkNew York County NY10021
New YorkNew York County NY10022
New YorkNew York County NY10023
New YorkNew York County NY10024
New YorkNew York County NY10025
New YorkNew York County NY10026
New YorkNew York County NY10027
New YorkNew York County NY10028
New YorkNew York County NY10029
New YorkNew York County NY10030
New YorkNew York County NY10031
New YorkNew York County NY10032
New YorkNew York County NY10033
New YorkNew York County NY10034
New YorkNew York County NY10035
New YorkNew York County NY10036
New YorkNew York County NY10037
New YorkNew York County NY10038
New YorkNew York County NY10039
New YorkNew York County NY10040
New YorkNew York County NY10041
New YorkNew York County NY10043
New YorkNew York County NY10044
New YorkNew York County NY10045
New YorkNew York County NY10046
New YorkNew York County NY10047
New YorkNew York County NY10048
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