A lot of Utahns are perfectly happy to bypass the post office when they want to buy stamps or take other steps to use the mail.
Almost 64 percent of all postal retail sales in the Salt Lake District of the Postal Service now take place other than a post office retail counter, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The Salt Lake District includes all of Utah and southern Idaho.
The percentage puts the district at No. 1 in the U.S., ahead of Santa Ana, Calif.; Los Angeles; the Triboro district of New York City; and Portland, Ore., which round out the top five postal districts in the country. The Salt Lake District is also 23 percentage points above the U.S. average.