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Convert Canadian Postal Code To Usa Zip Code


It appears that the geocode you have referenced is a Census Tract code. If that is the case you can not easily translate this to a postal code because a postal code, in general, will be much smaller than a Census Tract, as well as most other levels of Canadian Census geography in fact.




Convert Canadian Postal Code To Usa Zip Code



A Canadian postal code (French: code postal) is a six-character string that forms part of a postal address in Canada.[1] Like British, Irish and Dutch postcodes, Canada's postal codes are alphanumeric. They are in the format A1A 1A1, where A is a letter and 1 is a digit, with a space separating the third and fourth characters. As of October 2019, there were 876,445 postal codes[2] using Forward Sortation Areas from A0A in Newfoundland to Y1A in Yukon.


Canada Post provides a postal code look-up tool on its website,[3] via its mobile application,[4] and sells hard-copy directories and CD-ROMs. Many vendors also sell validation tools, which allow customers to properly match addresses and postal codes. Hard-copy directories can also be consulted in all post offices, and some libraries.


Toronto's renumbering took effect 1 May 1969, accompanied by an advertising campaign under the slogan "Your number is up".[12] However, with impending plans for a national postal code system, Postmaster General Eric Kierans announced that the Post Office would begin cancelling the new three-digit city zone system. Companies changed their mail addressing at their own expense, only to find the new zoning would prove to be short-lived.[13]


A report tabled in the House of Commons in 1969 dealt with the expected impact of "environmental change" on the Post Office operations over the following 25 years. A key recommendation was the "establishment of a task force to determine the nature of the automation and mechanization the Post Office should adopt, which might include design of a postal code".[14][15]


In December 1969, Communications Minister Eric Kierans announced that a six-character postal code would be introduced, superseding the three-digit zone system.[16]He later tabled a report in February 1970, entitled "A Canadian Public Address Postal Coding System", submitted by the firm of Samson, Belair, Simpson, Riddell Inc.[17]


The introduction of the postal code began with a test in Ottawa on 1 April 1971.[18]Coding of Ottawa was followed by a provincial-level rollout of the system in Manitoba, and the system was gradually implemented in the rest of the country from 1972 to 1974, although the nationwide use of the code by the end of 1974 was only 38.2 per cent.[19]


The Canadian Union of Postal Workers objected to the automated sorting system mainly because the wages of those who ran the new automated machines were much lower than those who had hand-sorted mail.[21]The unions ended up staging job action and public information campaigns, with the message that they did not want people and business to use postal codes on their mail.[22]The union declared 20 March 1975 National "Boycott the Postal Code" Day, also demanding a reduction in the work week from 40 to 30 hours.[23]The boycott was called off in February 1976.[24]


A forward sortation area (FSA) is a geographical region in which all postal codes start with the same three characters.[27] The first letter of an FSA code denotes a particular "postal district", which, outside Quebec and Ontario, corresponds to an entire province or territory.


The digit identifies the FSA as urban or rural. A zero indicates a wide-area rural region (or, in rare instances, a special-purpose code);[28][29] all other digits indicate urban areas. The second letter represents a specific rural region, an entire medium-sized city, or a section of a major metropolitan area. In the extreme case, some FSAs in downtown Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are assigned to individual buildings. Rural FSAs also vary widely in population, with the Northwest Territories' X0G covering only the hamlet of Fort Liard, but adjoining X0E covering every other community in the territory except Yellowknife.


For FSAs spanning more than one city, the city which is allocated the most codes in each such FSA is listed. For cities with a small number of FSAs (but more than one), the lists specify the relative location of each FSA in those cities. For cities with a large number of FSAs, applicable neighbourhoods and boroughs are specified.


Postal codes use 20 uppercase letters of the English alphabet; they do not include the letters D, F, I, O, Q or U. The first position also does not make use of the letters W or Z. This means the maximum number of FSAs available is 181020 = 3,600. With 102010 = 2,000 possible LDUs in each FSA, there is a theoretical limit of 7.2 million postal codes. The practical limit is a bit lower, as Canada Post reserves some FSAs for special functions, such as for test or promotional purposes, (e.g. the H0H 0H0 for Santa Claus, see below) as well as for sorting mail bound for destinations outside Canada. The current Statistics Canada estimate of over 830,000 active postal codes[30] represents about 12% of the entire postal code "space", leaving ample room for expansion. There is less room with regard to FSAs, however. In particular as of 2021, only five FSAs remain unused in British Columbia: V3P, V4H, V4J, V4Y and V8H.


"Urbanization" is the name Canada Post uses to refer to the process where it replaces a rural postal code (a code with a zero as its second character) with urban postal codes.[31] The vacated rural postal code can then be assigned to another community or retired. Canada Post decides when to urbanize a certain community when its population reaches a certain level, though different factors may also be involved.


For example, in early 2008, the postal code G0N 3M0 (covering Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Fossambault-sur-le-Lac and Lac-Saint-Joseph, Quebec) was urbanized to postal codes beginning with G3N to remove ambiguities and confusions caused by similar street names.[32] Unique among province-wide districts, New Brunswick (postal district E) is completely urbanized, its rural codes having been phased out.


Approximately 1,000,000 letters are addressed to Santa Claus each Christmas, including some originating outside Canada, and all of them are answered in the same language in which they are written.[37] Canada Post introduced a special address for mail to Santa Claus, complete with its own postal code:[38]


In 2013, Santa was dragged into the ongoing Arctic sovereignty debate to support Canadian territorial claims extending to the North Pole. During a parliamentary debate, Conservative MP Paul Calandra accused the opposition Liberal Party of "not think[ing] that the North Pole or Santa Claus are in Canada". Liberal leader Justin Trudeau responded by saying, "Everyone knows that Santa Claus is Canadian. His postal code is H0H 0H0." The Official Opposition New Democratic Party disagreed, insisting that Santa is a "citizen of the world".[40]


These postal codes each represent a number of military post offices abroad, which are specified not by postal code but by CFPO or FMO number. The LDUs in this case corresponding not so much to a physical as to a virtual delivery unit since mail is not delivered locally but is forwarded to the actual delivery units at Canadian military bases and ships abroad.


Postal codes can be correlated with databased information from censuses or health registries to create a geographic profile of an area's population. For instance, postal codes have been used to compare children's risk of developing cancer.[44]


As Canadian electoral districts frequently follow postal code areas, citizens can identify their local elected representative using their postal code. Provincial and federal government websites offer an online "look-up" feature based on postal codes.[45] Although A1A 1A1[46] is sometimes displayed as a generic code for this purpose, it is actually a genuine postal code in use in the Lower Battery, St. John's Harbour, Newfoundland.[47] Another common "example" code in Canada Post materials, K1A 0B1, is the valid code for the Canada Post headquarters building in Ottawa.


pgeocode is a Python library for high performance off-line querying of GPS coordinates, region name and municipality namefrom postal codes. Distances between postal codes as well as generaldistance queries are also supported.The used GeoNames database includes postal codes for 83 countries.


  • country_code: iso country code, 2 characterspostal_code : postal code

  • place_name : place name (e.g. town, city etc)

  • state_name : 1. order subdivision (state)

  • state_code : 1. order subdivision (state)

  • county_name : 2. order subdivision (county/province)

  • county_code : 2. order subdivision (county/province)

  • community_name : 3. order subdivision (community)

  • community_code : 3. order subdivision (community)

  • latitude : estimated latitude (wgs84)

  • longitude : estimated longitude (wgs84)

  • accuracy : accuracy of lat/lng from 1=estimated to 6=centroid

Configuration and defaultsStorage directory


Defaults to /.cache/pgeocode, it is the directory where data is downloadedfor later consumption. It can be changed using the environment variablePGEOCODE_DATA_DIR, i.e. export PGEOCODE_DATA_DIR=/tmp/pgeocode_data.


My question is how do you put my zip code 07601 as an integer? I've tried to google several times this question and never got an answer. The reason I'm doing this is to because its important information for something I need to fill out


It boils down to database design esp. choosing data types can affect performance as well - storing zipcodes as integers requires more thoughts ! Eg. non US countries like Canada will have letters in zip code. If you store zip codes as integers, when your company does business in Canada, you will have to change the datatype.


Character fields can store text information that is not used in mathematical calculations, such as names, addresses, and numbers. For example, phone numbers or zip codes, though they include mostly numbers, are actually best stored as character values.


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