Convert Acres to Square Miles

Enter the area in acres below to get the value converted to square miles.

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1 ac = 0.001563 sq mi

How to Convert Acres to Square Miles

conversion scale showing acres and equivalent square miles area values

To convert an acre measurement to a square mile measurement, divide the area by the conversion ratio. One square mile is equal to 640 acres, so use this simple formula to convert:

square miles = acres ÷ 640

The area in square miles is equal to the acres divided by 640.

For example, here's how to convert 500 acres to square miles using the formula above.
500 ac = (500 ÷ 640) = 0.78125 sq mi

Acres and square miles are both units used to measure area. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Acres

One acre is defined as the area equal to a space that is one chain (66 ft) by one furlong (660 ft), or 10 square chains.[1] That's equal to 43,560 square feet for those unfamiliar with those units of measure.

The acre is a US customary and imperial unit of area. Acres can be abbreviated as ac, for example 1 acre can be written as 1 ac.

Try our acreage calculator to find the area of a plot of land in acres by locating the boundaries on a map.

Square Miles

One square mile is equal to the area of a square with sides that are 1 mile long. One square mile is roughly equal to 2.59 square kilometers.

The square mile is a US customary and imperial unit of area. Square miles can be abbreviated as sq mi, and are also sometimes abbreviated as mi². For example, 1 square mile can be written as 1 sq mi or 1 mi².

Acre to Square Mile Conversion Table

Acre measurements converted to square miles
Acres Square Miles
1 ac 0.001563 sq mi
2 ac 0.003125 sq mi
3 ac 0.004688 sq mi
4 ac 0.00625 sq mi
5 ac 0.007813 sq mi
6 ac 0.009375 sq mi
7 ac 0.010938 sq mi
8 ac 0.0125 sq mi
9 ac 0.014063 sq mi
10 ac 0.015625 sq mi
20 ac 0.03125 sq mi
30 ac 0.046875 sq mi
40 ac 0.0625 sq mi
50 ac 0.078125 sq mi
60 ac 0.09375 sq mi
70 ac 0.109375 sq mi
80 ac 0.125 sq mi
90 ac 0.140625 sq mi
100 ac 0.15625 sq mi
200 ac 0.3125 sq mi
300 ac 0.46875 sq mi
400 ac 0.625 sq mi
500 ac 0.78125 sq mi
600 ac 0.9375 sq mi
700 ac 1.0938 sq mi
800 ac 1.25 sq mi
900 ac 1.4063 sq mi
1,000 ac 1.5625 sq mi

References

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Handbook 44 - 2014 Edition, https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017/05/09/appc-14-hb44-final.pdf