# Convert Micrometers to 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.

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.

## 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

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" |