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Save the Niles Post Office

By Matt Artz
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 6:14 pm in Uncategorized.

The group working to saving the Niles Post  Office from extinction just emailed me the below spreadsheet showing that Fremont already has relatively few post offices given its population. As of last month, the Niles Branch is one of 162 post offices still on the chopping block. The info is from   www.city-data.com,   www.USPS.com, and www.california.hometownlocator.com.

CITY POPULA. Pop/Sq.Mi. P.O’S/

Stores

PO/ store 5 mi.max Med. Inc. Land area

Sq. mi.

Pop/ 5 mi

P.O-store

Alameda   70,580   6693 4/ 1 25   $86,516. 10.80   2,823
Atherton     7,406   1,467 1 14 $240,482.   4.90      529
Belmont   24,776   5,551 2 11   $80,905   4.53   2,252
Castro Valley   57,420   3,980 1 10   $81,629. 14.43   5,742
Foster City   28,803   7,664 1   9 $114,564.   3.80   3,220
Fremont 202,867   2,652 5/ 2 10   $94,866.  87.10 20,266
Hayward 142,061   7,941 3/ 1   8   $61.880.  44.33 17,757
Hillsborough   10,844   1,746 0   9 $232,253.    6.23   1,204
Los Altos  28,349   4,360 1 16 $151,481.    6.35   1,771
Los Altos Hills    8,592      917 0 12 $207,453.    8.62     716
Los Gatos  29,320   2,669 1   8 $112,731.  10.71   3,665
Menlo Park  30,089   3,040 1 14 $101,734.  10.13   2,149
Monte Sereno    3,602   3,105 1   8 $184,383.    1.16      450
Newark   41,781   2,990 1   9   $87,261.  13.97   4,642
Oakland 404,155   7,126 20/ 3 30   $48,699. 56.06 13,471
Palo Alto   59,395   2,475 5 13 $108,020. 23.67   4,568
Redwood City   74,060   3,871 3 14   $76,905. 19.48   5,290
San Carlos   27,238   4,604 1 12 $106,365.   5.92   2,269
San Jose 948,279 10,319 20/ 5 27   $80,616. 28.65   3,521
San Leandro   77,880   6,053 3 12   $60,265. 13.13   6,490
San Lorenzo   21,947   7,820 1 10   $70,677.   2.77   2,194
Santa Clara 110,200 5,566 3/ 2 25   $92,619. 18.30   4,408
Saratoga   30,445 2,515 1   9 $167,204. 12.11   3,382
Sunnyvale 132,109 6,006 3/ 3 19   $89,543. 21.94   6,953
Union City   66,869 3,746 1   8   $81,491. 19.30   8,358
Woodside     5,579    453 1   9 $205,726. 11.76      620

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  • Bruce

    What I don’t get is why the post office lobbies are open after hours, but the stamp machines have been removed (at least from the Mission branch). Do they not want to sell stamps?

  • VOR

    I believe it’s a push to get you to do all your postage purchases via their online site.

    https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopCategoriesDisplay?storeId=10052&catalogId=10001

    Bricks and mortar costs more.

  • Fremont_Bill

    The communication technology is rapidly changing. You can talk and see people from far off places using a web cam and the internet. Then there is email, no stamps to lick, no trips to the mail box or Post Office. People pay there bills electronically.
    The Post Office is heavily subsidized by the Government. In order to save taxpayers money, they need to be more efficient.
    THEY NEED TO CLOSE POST OFFICES who have outlived there usefulness and purpose.
    I realize there are many older people who do not like change, well to bad it is coming!

  • Kris

    Fremont Bill:

    The Post Office IS NOT subsidized by the federal government for its operations. Please try to get your facts straight. The last time the post office was subsidized by the federal government was 1982.

    Also, the ironic thing about this attempt to close the Niles post office is that it MADE money for the post office.

  • http://jdburnett576@msn.com Jimmy Burnett

    My Post Office in Glenwood, Alabama, is up for closure discussion on Monday night, June 6, 2011. Our population is less than 200 people.

  • http://jdburnett576@msn.com Jimmy Burnett

    My Post Office in Glenwood, Alabama, will be discussed
    June 6, 2011, for possible closure. We need residents in this small town. Our population is less that 150 people. This use to be a robust towm. If could be again, with a little TLC and people who desire change.