Zip Codes

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Description:



            This data layer shows zip codes as defined by the US Postal Service. A field was added for the US Postal village designation to support mailings. Although the Postal Service does not consider zip codes to be geographic areas (there are areas of overlap and non-contiguous areas), Newton zip codes can be accurately represented as polygons.



Note that one of those zip codes, for a property at the eastern edge of the city is 02135.  This is a Brighton (City of Boston) zip code.  It occurs in Newton because the properties are in Newton but the address is on Undine Rd in Brighton.



Features and Attributes:



            Polygons represent zip codes with the following attributes.



Name

Alias

Description

Data Type

Width

 

 

 

 

 

ZIPCODE

Zip Code

Zip Code

Text

5

Village_PO

Postal Village Designation

Village as recognized by US Postal Service

Text

24





Last Updated:            August, 2011


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