[Talk-us] Boundaries of cities used in postal addresses?

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 14:04:19 GMT 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 8:38 AM, Carl Anderson <carl.anderson at vadose.org> wrote:
> For an authoritative list of USPS valid combinations of community names and
> ZIP Codes look at
> the USPS City State product
> http://www.usps.com/ncsc/addressinfo/citystate.htm
> Mixed with the ZCTA5 dataset from the US Census Bureau you can make an
> approximation of where names apply.  The ZCTA5 dataset is not an
> authoritative source of ZIP Codes and is not a complete set of ZIP Codes
> either.
> http://www2.census.gov/cgi-bin/shapefiles2009/national-files
> The file you would want is called "5-Digit ZIP Code Tabulation Area (2002)"
> on that page.

Yeah, this is no good. Walt Disney World has been 32830 (Lake Buena
Vista) since it opened in 1971, but is shown as part of 32836.

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