Ziptastic Ruby

A simple Ruby port of Thomas Schultz's Ziptastic zip code API.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'ziptastic'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install ziptastic


To search against the database locally:

require 'ziptastic'
results ="16335")  # => [  {:city=>"MEADVILLE", :state=>"PA", :country=>"US"},
  #       {:city=>"BLOOMING VALLEY", :state=>"PA", :country=>"US"},
  #       {:city=>"KERRTOWN", :state=>"PA", :country=>"US"} ]

Local database searches often return multiple results for a single zip code.

Alternatively, an executable is also included that provides a search API via Sinatra:

$ ziptastic
$ curl http://localhost:5678?zip=16335
  # => {"city":"MEADVILLE","state":"PA","country":"US"}

The web API is compatible with the example JS script provided by Thomas Schultz. You'll just need to update the client URL.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request