# How much does a sack of cement weigh?

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construction industry

A. A bag or sack of cement is

**94 lb**(**43 kg**) in the United States; for other kinds of cement, a quantity is indicated on the bag.

Consequently, how many pounds is a sack of cement?

94 pounds

**94 pounds**yields

**208 pounds**per bag. Your bag size will differ. Concrete, a mixture of Portland cement, sand, and gravel weights 145 pounds per cubic foot.

Similarly, how much does a sack of potatoes weigh?

As for measurements, I have a **bag** of medium **potatoes** and it says they're 5.3 oz (150g) a piece. I weighed one and it was closer to 6.5oz (185g). Based on that I'd say a large **potato would** be anything over 8oz (225g), pushing as high as 12oz (340g).

This means the “density” of concrete is about **145 lbs** per cubic foot. Now that we have that information we can calculate the yield. Add up both the dry material in the bag (**80 lbs**) and the water it takes to mix it up (1 gallon which weighs 8.3 lbs) for a total weight of 88.3 lbs.