# Acres to Square Feet | acres to sq ft

## Calculator Use

Convert acres to square feet, sq ft, or ft². The answer includes the formula to quickly convert areas of acres to square feet.

If you want to convert in the other direction from sq ft to acres use the Square Feet to Acres Converter.

## How to Convert Acres to Square Feet

Multiply acres by 43,560

### Explanation

One acre is defined as 43,560 square feet. To convert acreage to square feet multiply number of acres by 43,560.

sq ft = acres × 43,560

Looking at this conversion another way you can say that 1 square foot is 1/43,560 acres. 1 divided by 43,560 is about 0.00002295684, or 2.295684E-5. So you can also divide acres by 0.00002295684 to convert acres to square feet.

sq ft = acres ÷ 0.00002295684

### Example: Convert 5 acres to square feet

Multiply by 43,560 to convert 5 acres to sq ft

- 5 acres × 43,560 ft² per acre
- 5 × 43,560 = 217,800
- 5 acres = 217,800 ft²

## What is a Square Foot

A square foot is a unit of area with the symbol ft² but you will also see people use sf, sqft and sq ft which all mean "square feet". For example, 3 square feet can be expressed as 3 ft², 3 sf, 3 sqft, or 3 sq ft.

One square foot is the area of a square where each side is 1 foot long. The area of this square is 1 ft x 1 ft = 1 ft² since area of a square or rectangle is calculated by multiplying length by width.

The foot is a unit of length in the British imperial system of units and United States customary units. 1 square foot is equal to 1/43,560 acres.

## What is an Acre

The acre is a unit of area with the symbol ac. An acre is a measure of land area in the British imperial system of units and United States customary units.

An acre is defined as an area of 66 ft x 660 ft, which equals 43,560 ft². An area of acreage can be any shape -- it does not have to be a square or a rectangle.

Since 1 acre = 43,560 ft², you can flip this around by dividing both sides of the equation by 43,560. So 1 ft² = 1/43,560 acres which is about 0.0000229568411 ac. You can also write this as 1 ft² = 2.295684E-5 acres.