Enter the area of the room (ft^2) and the occupancy index (ft^2/person) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Max Occupancy. 

Max Occupancy Formula

MO = A / UA


  • MO is the Max Occupancy (people)
  • A is the area of the room (ft^2)
  • UA is the occupancy index (ft^2/person)

To calculate Max Occupancy, divide the area of the room by the occupancy index.

How to Calculate Max Occupancy?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Max Occupancy.

  1. First, determine the area of the room (ft^2). 
  2. Next, determine the occupancy index (ft^2/person). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = MO = A / UA.
  4. Finally, calculate the Max Occupancy.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

area of the room (ft^2) = 1,000

occupancy index (ft^2/person) = 20