U.S. postal abbreviations

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This is a list of postal code abbreviations used by the United States Postal Service. They are used to help the postal service process mail. [1] In other contexts, such as newspaper articles, the traditional abbreviations for the states are used.

States[change | change source]

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In alphabetical order by postal abbreviation (not by state):

State Abbreviation State Name
AK Alaska
AL Alabama
AR Arkansas
AZ Arizona
CA California
CO Colorado
CT Connecticut
DE Delaware
FL Florida
GA Georgia
HI Hawaii
IA Iowa
ID Idaho
IL Illinois
IN Indiana
KS Kansas
KY Kentucky
LA Louisiana
MA Massachusetts
MD Maryland
ME Maine
MI Michigan
MN Minnesota
MO Missouri
MS Mississippi
MT Montana
NC North Carolina
ND North Dakota
NE Nebraska
NH New Hampshire
NJ New Jersey
NM New Mexico
NV Nevada
NY New York
OH Ohio
OK Oklahoma
OR Oregon
PA Pennsylvania
RI Rhode Island
SC South Carolina
SD South Dakota
TN Tennessee
TX Texas
UT Utah
VA Virginia
VT Vermont
WA Washington
WI Wisconsin
WV West Virginia
WY Wyoming

Other codes[change | change source]

Federal districts[change | change source]

Abbreviation Location
DC District of Columbia

Territories[change | change source]

Abbreviation Location
AS American Samoa
GU Guam
MP Northern Mariana Islands
PR Puerto Rico
VI U.S. Virgin Islands

Freely associated states[change | change source]

Abbreviation Location
FM Federated States of Micronesia
MH Marshall Islands
PW Palau

Armed Forces[change | change source]

Abbreviation Location
AA Armed Forces Americas (except Canada)
AE Armed Forces Europe (covers all USARAEUR)
Armed Forces Canada
Armed Forces Middle East
Armed Forces Africa
AP Armed Forces Pacific

Codes that are no longer used[change | change source]

Abbreviation Location
CZ Canal Zone
TT Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
PI Philippines

References[change | change source]

  1. United States Postal Service Publication 28 - Postal Addressing Standards. Accessed February 4, 2007.