How much is a ton?

How much is a ton?

A ton is a measurement unit principally used as a unit of mass. It contains a volume of between 210 and 256 US gallons (175 and 213 imperial gallons). This can occupy a space of about 60 cubic feet and weigh around 2000 pounds or 910 kilograms. The ton is defined as 1016 kilograms or 2240 avoirdupois pounds in the United Kingdom.

Ton [metric] to Kilograms Conversion

ton [metric]

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 one US short ton, 2240 pounds in one UK long ton and 2204.62262 pounds in one metric ton.

The volume units’ conversion factor of tons to kilograms also varies depending on the standard used in the conversion.

1 Metric Ton = 1 000 Kilograms 1 Short Ton [US] = 907.18474 Kilograms 1 Long Ton [UK] = 1 016.04691 Kilograms

This means that there are 1000 kilograms in one metric ton, 907.18474 kilograms in one US short ton and 1016.04691 kilograms in one UK long ton.

Both the short tons and long tons are defined as 20 hundredweights. A hundredweight is equal to 45.359237 kilograms or 100 pounds. Short tons are rarely used in the United Kingdom. Their full names are used in the international environments to avoid confusion.

If you want to determine the number of kilograms or pounds in a ton, simply multiply the value in tons by the conversion factor.


A ton is mass unit in different systems of measurement abbreviated as “t” or “T”. one ton is equal to 2000 US pounds and 2240 imperial pounds.

A kilogram is a mass unit in the metric system abbreviated as “kg”.one kilogram is made up of 2.20462262 pounds.

A pound is a mass unit in the US customary and imperial systems abbreviated as “lb” or “lbs”.