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7 Examples Of How Big 50 Acres Is

It can be difficult to understand the size of 50 acres without having some visuals to reference. 

Most people are familiar with the term acres being used to compare the size of land. 

An acre is a unit of measurement that equals a square measuring 66 feet x 660 feet or 43,560 square feet.

50 acres is 43,560 x 50 which equals 2,178,000 square feet.

To visualize 50 acres, use the following examples to get a sense of how big 50 acres really is.

Examples Of How Big 50 Acres Is

What are the dimensions of 50 acres?

The dimensions of 50 acres can vary but the overall size equals 2,178,000 square feet. If you had 1 acre that equals 66 feet x 660 feet and placed 50 of them side by side, they would total 50 acres. 

Examples of 50 acres dimensions:

400 feet x 5,445 feet = 2,178,000 square feet

750 feet x 2,904 = 2,178,000 square feet

1200 feet x 1,815 feet = 2,178,000 square feet. 

You can use the following area calculator for examples of square feet.

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#1. 50 x 1 acre of land

We know that 1 acre of land is equal to 43,560 square feet. Measuring the length and width of a rectangle or square then multiplying them together will equal square footage. 

1 acre of land is quite easy to see visually and most people are familiar with that size. 

If you could see those dimensions on a map and multiply them by 50, it would give you a visual reference of 50 acres of land. 

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#2. 39 Football fields

A football field used in the USA for professional leagues like the NFL measures 360 feet long and 160 feet wide. This is equal to 57,600 square feet.

If 1 acre is equal to 43,560 square feet, then 1 football field equals 1.32 acres. If you could place 39 football fields side by side, they would be close to 50 acres in size. 

football stadium

#3. 13,600 Shipping containers

Shipping containers are not all the same size but the two common sizes are the 20 foot and 40 foot long containers. 

For this example let’s look at the 20-foot container which has the dimensions of 20 feet long x 8 feet wide. (These numbers are rounded up slightly as the true dimensions are closer to 19’4” long x 7’9” wide)

The square footage of a 20-foot long shipping container is 160 square feet.

Therefore, there you could fit 272 shipping containers in 1 acre of land. 43,560/160 = 272.

If you wanted to visualize the size of 50 acres, multiply 272 x 50 which equals 13,600.

13,600 shipping containers (20 feet long) equals 50 acres. 

shipping containers

#4. 6,800 Tiny homes

If you own 50 acres of land, you can put several homes on that land. Tiny homes are becoming more popular all the time and many people are familiar with their size.

Tiny homes are generally less than 400 square feet with dimensions of around 8 feet wide and 40 feet long which equals 320 square feet.

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Many tiny homes can be even smaller.

Using the example of a 320 square foot tiny home, you could fit 136 tiny homes in 1 acre and 6,800 tiny homes in 50 acres.  

43,560 square feet / 320 = 136

136 x 50 = 6,800

tiny house

#5. 85 White Houses

The White House is one of the most well-known buildings in the world. It is where the president of the USA resides. 

The dimensions of the White House are 168 feet long and 85 feet wide. 

This equals 14,280 square feet. 

The dimensions are different if you include the porticoes on the building. Porticoes are designed to provide shelter to the entrances and increase the size and square footage of the building. 

The dimensions of the White House including the porticoes are 168 feet long and 152 feet wide. 

This equals 25,536 square feet.

Therefore 1 acre of land equals 1.7 times the size of the White House. 

43,560 square feet (1 acre) / 25,536 square feet = 1.7

To fill 50 acres of land you would need 85 White Houses.

white house

#6. 68,000 Pool tables

How many pool tables can you fit in 50 acres? A lot!

Although pool and billiard tables can vary in size, the common dimensions are 8 feet long x 4 feet wide. This is equal to 32 square feet. 

To determine how many pool tables will fit in 1 acre, divide 43,560 square feet by 32 square feet.

43,560 / 32 = 1,361

To determine how many pool tables will fit in 50 acres, simply multiply 1,361 by 50.

1,361 x 50 = 68,050.

Yes, you would need 68,000 pool tables to cover 50 acres of land. 

pool table

#7. 8.5 Harmony Of The Seas cruise ships

The Harmony Of The Seas cruise ship is known as the largest cruise ship in the world. It was built in France in 2015 at a cost of $1.35 Billion dollars. 

This ship is measured at 1,188 feet long and 216 feet wide which equals 256,608 square feet.

Since we know that 50 acres equal 2,178,000 square feet, to calculate how many of these cruise ships will fit in 50 acres, simply divide this number by the square footage of the cruise ship.

2,178,000 / 256,608 = 8.48. 

Therefore, to cover 50 acres of land, you would need 8 and a half Harmony Of The Seas cruise ships. 

harmony of the seas ship
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How long would it take you to walk 50 acres?

Not everyone walks at the same pace, so the time it will take you to walk 50 acres can be different from person to person. 

But on average, a person walks 3-4 miles per hour and covers 4 feet per second. To walk across 1 acre, it will take you around 35 seconds. To cover 10 acres it will take 250 seconds, and to walk 50 acres it will take you 1,750 seconds which is about 29 minutes. 

women walking on a path

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