ZIP CODE MAPS FREE
Here's a collection of zip code maps free to use in any way you wish.
It's hard to believe that zip codes didn't exist until 1963. The need for this new system reflected America's gradual change from an agricultural to an industrial society. By 1963, about eighty percent (80%) of all mail sent in the United States was business related. The "ZIP" in ZIP Code is abbreviated from Zoning Improvement Plan.
ZIP codes are numbered so that the first digit designates a group of U.S. states. The next two digits together represent a region in that group (or perhaps a large city). The fourth and fifth digits represent a group of delivery addresses within that region.
Starting in 1983, the United States Postal Service (USPS) began using an expanded ZIP code system called "ZIP+4." The numbers of this system are often called "plus-four codes", "add-on codes" or "add ons".
A ZIP+4 code uses the basic five-digit code plus four additional digits to identify a geographic segment within the five-digit area, like a city block, a group of apartments or a row of post office boxes.
Here's a collection of free printable zip code maps from fourteen regions within the United States. They are Arlington TX, Broward County FL, Detroit MI, Gilbert AZ, Houston TX, Las Vegas NV, Miami-Dade County FL, Nashville TN, Manhattan NYC, Philadelphia PA, Pittsburgh PA, Raleigh NC, San Francisco CA and Tyler TX.
To print these zip code maps, just right click on the image of your choice and select a SAVE option from your drop down menu. This will send the image to your picture file. From there, you can reduce or enlarge the image and adjust the margins as needed. Print as many copies as you like for your own personal use.
Check back often for frequent updates to this collection. Eventually, we'll have zip code maps FREE from all 50 states.
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