The answer to the question “how many square feet in .33 acres?” depends on your state’s survey system. In the U.S., most states use the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) for land surveying. The PLSS divides up land into townships, ranges and sections. A township consists of 36 square miles, with each mile divided into 640 acres. In other words, one township contains 15,360 acres and one section consists of 640 acres.
In addition to this basic information, there are a number of factors that can affect how many square feet are in .33 acres. For example:
If you live in a state that uses PLSS but doesn’t follow the standard acreage measurements above, such as California or New York, you’ll need to convert your land measurements into acres first. This is because these states use different surveys for property lines and boundaries.
If your property is irregularly shaped or has lots of curves or bends, these can increase the amount of land by several hundred square feet per acre depending on how much they deviate from the standard rectangular shape of most private residential lots.
Last modified: October 3, 2022