This gem returns the state and city of the Sectional Center Facility for a given zip code. It does not use an external API. It looks up the zip code in a yml file.
The zip code data has been taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIP_code_prefixes
In your Gemfile
The code runs out of a Singleton class. Right now you can call these two methods.
ZipCodeInfo.instance.state_for '99163' #=> WA
ZipCodeInfo.instance.scf_city_for '99163' #=> Spokane
- The city returned is the city where the USPS Sectional Center Facility (SCF) is located.
- Sometimes the state that a zip code is bound to for USPS is different from the actual state the zip code is in. There are plans to provide both states.