US Zip Code Maps

How to Create United States ZIP Code Maps

You can easily create a map of US ZIP codes by state using Mapline. Zone Improvement Plan, more commonly known as ZIP, was first implemented in 1963. The United States Postal Service (USPS) coined the term to simply represent a more efficient and faster way of delivering mail by dividing all addresses into specified coded areas. Today, in addition to the postal service, thousands of companies and individuals use US ZIP code maps for data collection, sales and marketing campaigns, and much more. Explore Mapline’s ZIP code mapping features to learn how to get a closer look at your data.

How does a US ZIP code mapping benefit business? A map of United States ZIP codes can help you identify untapped market and growth opportunities. By gathering ZIP code data from your customers and plotting it visually, you can discover consumer segments that belong to different ZIP codes and use that data to learn about their demographics and lifestyle characteristics. The insights you gather from this consumer research can help you make important decisions about your business, such as which customers from certain ZIP codes are visiting your branches and which services they consume while they’re there. Use the information you obtain from ZIP code maps to decide where to invest or open additional locations and whether you should consider offering services in certain areas.

A colorful US ZIP code map showing territories across the state of Texas

Easily create a map of US zip codes and overlay your Excel data with Mapline.

Steps to Create a Map of US ZIP Codes by State

If you have a spreadsheet with geographic data, you can visually uncover patterns and trends on an easy-to-read ZIP code map. To make a map of US ZIP codes with Mapline, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a Mapline account and login.
  2. Click the orange button “New.”
  3. Select “New Map” on the drop down arrow.
  4. Give your map a name and click “OK.”
  5. Click the “Add” button from the left sidebar.
  6. Select the “Boundaries” option.
  7. From the “Boundary Type” select “U.S. Zip Codes” and choose the state.
  8. Select how you want your boundaries to be colored in “Fill Color” (Random Colors, Uniform Colors, Heatmap on pins inside boundaries, or Paste colors from a spreadsheet).
  9. Click “OK.”

That’s how easy it is to create a map of US ZIP codes! Ready to give ZIP code mapping a try? Find information about Mapline’s individual, team, API and custom plans to get started today.

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