How Many Pounds Equal a Ton?

There are 2,000 pounds in one ton. Tons and pounds are both units of measurement that describe mass. The abbreviation for ton is “T,” while the abbreviation for pound is “lb” or “lbs.”

In the United States and Canada, a ton is sometimes referred to as a “short ton” or “net ton” and is always equal to 2,000 pounds. In the United Kingdom, where the imperial system is used, the ton is often referred to as a “long ton” and is equal to 2,240 pounds or 1,016 kilograms. In areas where the metric system is used, a metric ton is equal to 1,000 kilograms.