Steps to Miles Calculator

You can use this online steps-to-miles calculator to determine how many steps you walk in each kilometer or mile.

To compute the steps per kilometer or mile, follow these five basic steps:

  • 1. Select the measurement system you would like to use (metric or imperial).
  • 2. Select your gender.
  • 3. Input your height in either centimeters or feet and inches.
  • 4. Input your pace per kilometer or mile in minutes and seconds.
  • 5. Click on the "Calculate" button to generate the results.
Steps to Miles Calculator

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: per mile

Your Number of Steps per Mile:
Your Number of Steps per Kilometer:

How many steps per mile does the average person walk?

The number of steps per mile varies from individual to individual and whether you are running or walking. You can use a fitness band, phone motion sensor, or pedometer to determine how many steps per mile you walk. The average person walks between 2000 and 2500 steps per mile. As such, 10,000 steps are equal to around 4-5 miles. As people take larger strides when they are running, the average steps per mile when running reduces to between 1000 and 2000 per mile.

As the number of steps you take per mile will vary according to your personal stride length, to calculate how many steps you take per mile, you need to perform a calculation that takes your stride length into account.

Formulas you can use to compute steps per mile

This steps per mile calculator is based on prediction equations that were first described in research that was published in the ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. The aim of the study was to calculate the number of steps that individuals took when running or walking. They subsequently evaluated the differences between males and females and deduced the data according to people's individual heights. All the subjects involved in the study were deemed to be of a normal weight.

Walking Pace (15, 20 minutes per mile)

Women: steps per mile = 1.949 + ( (63.4 × pace[min/mi]) − (14.1 × height[in]) )
Men: steps per mile = 1.916 + ( (63.4 × pace[min/mi]) − (14.1 × height[in]) )

Running Pace (6, 8, 10, 12 minutes per mile)

Both Men and Women: steps per mile = 1.084 + ( (143.6 × pace[min/mi]) − (13.5 × height[in]) )

Reference: Hoeger, Werner W.K., Bond, Laura, Ransdell, Lynda, Shimon, Jane M., Merugu, Sunitha. (2008). "One-Mile Step Count at Walking and Running Speeds". ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: Vol. 12, No. 1, pp 14 - 19

You may also be interested in our Running Pace Calculator or Activity to Steps Conversion Calculator

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