How many pounds in a ton?

Tons to Pounds Conversion

Pounds: lb

1 Ton


2204.6226218 Pounds

How many pounds in a ton?

The conversion factor of tons to pounds varies depending on the standard used for conversion. The common standards include the metric tons, the short US and the long UK. If you want to determine the number of pounds in tons, simply multiply the value in tons by the conversion factor. You can also use the conversion calculator as it gives quick and accurate results based on the input value.

1 Short Ton [US] = 2 000 Pounds 1 Long Ton [UK] = 2 240 Pounds 1 Metric Ton = 2 204.62262 Pounds

This means that there are 2000 pounds in 1 short US ton, 2240 pounds in 1 long imperial ton (UK) and 2204.62262 pounds in one metric ton.

For example, if you wanted to determine the number of pounds in 2 tons (US), multiply the value in tons by the conversion factor.


2 x 2000 = 4000 pounds

This implies that there are 4000 pounds in 2 short tons (US).



A ton is a mass unit that is widely used in different systems of measurement. The short ton is equal to 2000 pounds and is usually referred to as the net ton. It is used in the United States and Canada. The long ton is used in the UK and other English speaking countries. It is also referred to as the gross ton or the weight ton. One long tois equal to 1016 kilograms or 2240 pounds. The metric ton, also referred to as tonne, is used in the metric system. 1 metric ton is equal to 1000 kilograms and is abbreviated as “T” or “t”.


A pound is a mass unit in the US customary and Imperial measurement systems abbreviated as “lb” or “lbs”. One troy pound is equivalent to 12 troy ounces and there are 16 ounces in one pound.