Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert Micrometers to Inches

Convert from micrometers to inches with this simple formula:
inches = micrometers × 3.937E-5
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1 Micrometer = 3.937E-5 Inches

Learn How to Convert Micrometers to Inches Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a micrometer length measurement to an inch measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A micrometer is equal to 3.937E-5 inches, so to convert simply multiply by 3.937E-5.

For example, 5µm = (5 × 3.937E-5) = 0.000197".

Our inch fraction calculator can add micrometers and inches together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.

Micrometers and inches are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A micrometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1µm. An inch is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as in, for example 1in. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure. The micrometer is often referred to as a micron and internationally it is spelled micrometre.

The actual length of an inch has varied becuase of variances of the length of a foot. Throughout history it has been equal to 1/12 - 1/16 of a foot, but there are now exactly 12 inches in a foot. In 1959 the world agreed to the exact length of the national yard, .9144 meters. As such a foot is equal to .3048 meters and an inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

A quarter is .955" in diameter, which is just smaller than 1"

The standard ruler has 12", and metric combinations have 30cm. Inches are also often measured using tape measures which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

micrometers and inches are units used to measure length
Convert Inches to Micrometers

More Length Conversions

Convert to Miles Length
1µm is equal to 6.2137E-10 miles
Convert to Yards Length
1µm is equal to 1.0936E-6 yards
Convert to Feet Length
1µm is equal to 3.2808E-6 feet
Convert to Kilometers Length
1µm is equal to 1.0E-9 kilometers
Convert to Meters Length
1µm is equal to 1.0E-6 meters
Convert to Centimeters Length
1µm is equal to 0.0001 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters Length
1µm is equal to 0.001 millimeters
Convert to Nanometers Length
1µm is equal to 1,000 nanometers

Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Inch Conversions

Common micrometer values converted to the equivalent inch value
Micrometers Inches Micrometers Inches Micrometers Inches
1 0.00003937" 21 0.000827" 41 0.001614"
2 0.00007874" 22 0.000866" 42 0.001654"
3 0.000118" 23 0.000906" 43 0.001693"
4 0.000157" 24 0.000945" 44 0.001732"
5 0.000197" 25 0.000984" 45 0.001772"
6 0.000236" 26 0.001024" 46 0.001811"
7 0.000276" 27 0.001063" 47 0.00185"
8 0.000315" 28 0.001102" 48 0.00189"
9 0.000354" 29 0.001142" 49 0.001929"
10 0.000394" 30 0.001181" 50 0.001969"
11 0.000433" 31 0.00122" 51 0.002008"
12 0.000472" 32 0.00126" 52 0.002047"
13 0.000512" 33 0.001299" 53 0.002087"
14 0.000551" 34 0.001339" 54 0.002126"
15 0.000591" 35 0.001378" 55 0.002165"
16 0.00063" 36 0.001417" 56 0.002205"
17 0.000669" 37 0.001457" 57 0.002244"
18 0.000709" 38 0.001496" 58 0.002283"
19 0.000748" 39 0.001535" 59 0.002323"
20 0.000787" 40 0.001575" 60 0.002362"