This is a very detailed database with data about the US postal codes. The US Zip Code List covers all 50 states and has one dataset as follows:
For each Zip Code the user will be able to retrieve the following information:
Here is a US Zip Code example:
Fetching data of US Zipcode is easy and available via the API protocols below:
Examples of APIs you can use:
ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan. The United States Postal Services (USPS) introduced a postal code service known to the common public as Zip Code all the way back in 1963. Just as the acronym suggests, USPS’ intentions for this code was to allow mails and other products to be sent from one location to another efficiently. USPS’ registration for the word “Zip Code” expired in 1997 and is now being used all over the globe for its original purpose. Here is how the little process is done:
A ZIP Code is five digits long but is never four or six. It is always a fixed number of digits that changes depending on the location. Each location has a fixed ZIP code that never changes as well. The five digits are broken down into:
Here are four types of ZIP codes, depending on where they are used:
Using this dataset a developer will be able to:
Please check more ready to use example in our ZIP Code API Playground
Here are some FAQs you might need to know:
All data is free to use. You can consume the API for free up to 10k requests per month. More details in our Pricing Page .
You can get an Application Programming Interface (API) key through the use of these three simple steps:
An API key is merely used to authenticate. Yes, one key can be used for multiple databases.
An API request is an event where a developer makes a call to the server. You can see the API request by checking the endpoints of any URL.
These two API protocols are supported on our platform:
So, these were some FAQs which will help you understand different concepts related to API.
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