• There is an isolated tribal group in Africa in which the average man is around 6' and many of the men are over 7'. I believe their women are taller than most too. There is also an isolated people group where the average man and woman are about 4.5'. If you want an average for a particular population, you need to specify which one. I don't know if there is a credible or meaningful world-wide average available.
  • I seem to remember reading somewhere (don't remember the source, though) that, in the United States, the average woman is somewhere between 5' 3" and 5'4"; the average man, between 5'8" and 5'9". ----------------------- P.S. Okay, I've had this "incorrect" rating for a while... but I've been too lazy to look for sources to back up my numbers. But I give you, which backs up my 5'4" for women and 5'9" for men. For what it's worth, I've seen these figures in many other places. So, no disrespect to anyone with a different answer, but I can't consider my own answer incorrect when it isn't too hard to find plenty of corroboration for it via google.
  • I recall reading somewhere that for women it was 5'7" and for men it was 5'11". I do not recall whether or not those figures applied to just the U.S.
  • According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average height for an adult female in the United States is: 63.7 inches, or 5 feet 3.7 inches the average height for an adult male in the United States is: 69.1 inches, or 5 feet 9.1 inches
  • The average height is 5'9" if you include *everyone* in the U.S, but the average young *white guy* is 5'10" (i.e me). Here check this out:
  • I am not really sure. I have seen reports that say 5ft 4in and some that say 5ft 6-7inches is the average for a woman. I would tend to agree that the average for a woman would be the latter of the two, seeing that I am 5ft 3in and notice that I am shorter than most females. And on top of that, the clothes that I buy are a lot longer in the leg and they are "average"
  • Many sources say that 5'9 1/2" is average height for men. However, I'm 5'9" and it almost always seems like guys tower over me. Whenever I'm in a public place, I'm always the shortest guy in the crowd. I really tend to believe that 5'11" or 6 ft is avergage.
  • I'm 5'6 1/2" and most girls are shorther than I am, noticeably too. Women seem tall if the're within half an inch of me. I hear 5'4.5 is average for a caucasian female in the United States. So I know it's clearly not 5'6"-5'7".
  • People who say that "the average height must be higher than mine because most people I see are taller than me" need to remember that the average height includes people all over the world, not just those in their country. You also have to take into account whether you are comparing yourself to older or younger people, because new generations are considerable taller. For instance, according to Wikipedia, average height for men in Sweden is around 5'11", in Netherlands it is around 6', and Dinaric Alps is about 6'1", while the average height for men in Japan is about 5'6", and in the Philippines it is about 5'3 1/2" for younger men and 5' 2 1/2" for old men.
  • The most stable height according to the medical reasons is 5'10......but what is more important than height is the way you carry yourself. This has been a well known fact that the tall guys have diseases related to bones such as artheritis and other inflamation of bones diseases. If a person is tall than it is very necessary for him to have a perfect proportion. But if we take the case of a average man say 5'7-5'10, that person in general circumstances is quite balanced and also has a stable health in terms of heart bones and heavy functioning organs.So i hope people dont regret if they are not that tall as you have got the endurance.
  • 5 9 male 5 4 female capisce, thats what it is im 5 10 though. but my friends are like 5 8 ones 5 7 and ones 5 11 take the average of that were best buddies ad we average at a height of 5 9.

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