EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

U.S. Three-Digit ZIP Code Areas

Description
U.S. Three-Digit ZIP Code Areas represents the first three digits of a ZIP Code. The first digit of a five-digit ZIP Code divides the country into 10 large groups of states numbered from 0 in the Northeast to 9 in the far West. Within these areas, each state is divided into an average of 10 smaller geographical areas, identified by the 2nd and 3rd digits. These digits, in conjunction with the first digit, represent a sectional center facility or a mail processing facility area. These areas are serviced by the U.S. Post Office Sectional Center Facility (SCF). Note that a single SCF often services multiple three-digit areas.
Publisher
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Year
1999
Held by
Harvard
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