Pounds to Milligrams Converter

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1 lb = 453,592.37 mg
453.59237 g

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How to Convert Pounds to Milligrams

To convert a measurement in pounds to a measurement in milligrams, multiply the weight by the following conversion ratio: 453,592.37 milligrams/pound.

Since one pound is equal to 453,592.37 milligrams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

milligrams = pounds × 453,592.37

The weight in milligrams is equal to the weight in pounds multiplied by 453,592.37.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to milligrams using the formula above.
milligrams = (5 lb × 453,592.37) = 2,267,961.85 mg

How Many Milligrams Are in a Pound?

There are 453,592.37 milligrams in a pound, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lb = 453,592.37 mg

Pounds and milligrams are both units used to measure weight. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Pound?

Pounds are a widely used unit of weight in the United States. The National Bureau of Standards approved the international definition of the pound for use in the United States in 1959 after an agreement between six nations referred to as the International Yard and Pound Agreement.[1]

One pound is equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. In the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems, one pound is equal to 7,000 grains.[2]

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb (plural lbs), and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbm or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbm, or 1 #, and 2 pounds can be written as 2 lbs.

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What Is a Milligram?

The milligram is a unit of mass equal to 1/1,000 of a gram, or 0.0154 grains.

The milligram, or milligramme, is an SI unit of weight in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for thousandths, or 10-3. Milligrams can be abbreviated as mg; for example, 1 milligram can be written as 1 mg.

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Pound to Milligram Conversion Table

Table showing various pound measurements converted to milligrams.
Pounds Milligrams
0.00001 lb 4.5359 mg
0.00002 lb 9.0718 mg
0.00003 lb 13.61 mg
0.00004 lb 18.14 mg
0.00005 lb 22.68 mg
0.00006 lb 27.22 mg
0.00007 lb 31.75 mg
0.00008 lb 36.29 mg
0.00009 lb 40.82 mg
0.000001 lb 0.453592 mg
0.00001 lb 4.5359 mg
0.0001 lb 45.36 mg
0.001 lb 453.59 mg
0.01 lb 4,536 mg
0.1 lb 45,359 mg
1 lb 453,592 mg


  1. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and Pound, U.S. Department of Commerce, July 1, 1959, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/05/09/frn-59-5442-1959.pdf
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight

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