Did you know that the average height for men is 5 foot, 10 inches, or about 1.78 metres.
Interestingly the Google search for ‘average height for men’ is more common than those looking for ‘average weight’. furthermore, ‘tall men’ is more searched for than ‘short men’.
I wish I was taller
Your wish is granted.
Moose, you’ve got to stop.
Reminds me of a joke. It’s better to have loved a short girl and lost, than never to have loved a tall.
Average male height for Americans
The average American height for men is 177 cm or 69.7 inches, which is approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall. (for white males*).
A height chart for men of “White” race/ethnicity*, showing average height changes with age.
(Hint: 5 feet tall is 60 inches or 152
I don’t like charts, I don’t like arithmetic.
Good thing you are tall then.
But it’s a valid point. Easier would be better. I have some ideas for moving crosshairs.
Explanation of the average height for man chart.
As we can see from the chart, the height of man after age 20 tends to remain the same, until around age 50 years. As a man ages, a gradual decline in height occurs.
The thick red line in the middle of the chart shows the median or average height (50th percentile) of men. The median line shows that 50% of the male population have height (or stature) taller than the red line indicates.
Similarly, the lowest red line, the 5th percentile line, indicates the Height where only 5% of the male population is shorter.
The red lines show “percentiles”. The thick red line in the middle is the 50th percentile, which indicates that 50% of the population of Men have Height (or stature) taller than the line, and 50% are shorter.
Similarly, the lowest red line, the 5th percentile line, indicates the height where only 5% of the male population is shorter.
The data source for this chart is the NHANES III survey, conducted in America during 1988 to 1994.
Did you know that the tallest man on record measured in at 8 foot 11. Now, that is tall!
Yes, and the world tallest woman is 7 foot 8 inches.
You have to remember though that these height variations are often due to medical conditions.
Average height for Men compared with Weight
Finding out your height is important because then you can find your ideal weight or the most desirable body weight for you.
Even better use our very own ideal weight calculator to see how you are doing in comparison with others of the same age, race and height.
Important measurements such as Body mass Index (BMI) are based on both height and weight for man and woman.
Once you know your height percentile, you can visit the weight chart for men too and see if your body weight matches your height.
A Body Mass Index chart or calculator is basically weight for height measurement.
Perhaps you’d like to Calculate your Body Mass Index for men here, and compare it to the BMI charts for men.
Ethnicity or race and average height for Men
The height for the average man does change according to race and ethnicity. Furthermore, understand the race/ethnicity categories.
So, to see how your height compares look at the charts according to race below:-
- Hispanic (Mexican-American)
That’s all great Doc, but what about us women?
I would like to know how my height compares with the average woman.
Here goes then.
Links for the Ladies
- Average height for woman Charts
- Average weight for women Chart
- Body Mass Index (BMI) for Women
- Full list of average weight and height charts
A Little History of the Charts?
I made these charts myself, with the aid statistician John Hanson, from the real raw dataset of the NHANES III study.
It was back in year 2000, when information like this was hard to get and very out-dated. Things have improved a lot since then, with lots of choices available now on the internet, but most of it is unreliable.
That’s why I’ve kept this page going. I updated the styling in 2014.
Created by Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC and John Hanson, MSc.
In case you missed it, the average height of men is 5 foot 10 inches.
Let’s do some Q&A… Fun!
What is the average weight for a guy who is 6 foot 2inches?
Well, a lot depends on the frame size, this is determined by adult height and wrist size. In addition, another important factor is the amount of body fat compared to muscle mass.
Examples of frame sizes and average weight for the American male:-
- Small Frame: The average weight is between 155 lbs and 168 lbs
- Medium Frame: An average weight somewhere between 165 and 178 lbs would be expected
- Large frame: The average weight would be between 172 and 197 lbs.
What is the average weight for boys ages 16+?
To check out the growth chart of the average height of boys aged between 2 and 18 years, click HERE.
From the age of 16 and above, boys continue to have a growth spurt and grow a lot more rapidly than girls do.
A 16 year old boy, on average, is around 68 inches tall (5’8″) and weighs 134 pounds.
Once a boy reaches adulthood at 18 and above, he will be, on average, between 69 and 70 inches tall (5’9″ and 5’10”) and weigh somewhere between 148 and 160 pounds.
Is it true that people have got taller over the years?
Yes, it certainly is. Human height, on average has changed significantly over the last 100 years.
The Imperial College, London found that the average British person is four inches taller than they were 100 years ago.
Why is this? Well, one of the suggestions is that human growth increases as a country or nation become richer, which in turn, leads to an improvement in the quality of life. So live well and grow tall.
What is the average weight for men’s physique Contests?
There are a few physique competitors that weight around or above 200 pounds on stage, but on average they are about 160 to 210 pounds with a body fat percentage of 6 – 8%.
As a matter of fact, if you actually knew how much the typical physique competitor and body builder weighs on stage, you would be surprised at how light most of them actually are.
They look bigger because of how lean and cut they are, but their body weight is actually pretty low, believe it or not.
What is the average weight for males in Canada?
The average weight of Canadian men is around 183 pounds. Furthermore, the average height of men in Canada is 5’10”.
If you are a guy who has packed on the pounds recently and are looking to get to your ideal body weight then here are a few recent posts that may help.
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If you are short, don’t worry! Short people have the best perspective on life because they are always looking up.
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The average American man 20 years old and up weighs 197.9 pounds . The average waist circumference is 40.2 inches, and the average height is just over 5 feet 9 inches (about 69.1 inches) tall. As time wears on, American men are increasing in both stature and weight.What is perfect height and weight for a man? ›
|Height in Feet||Height in cm||Average Weight in KG for Male|
|5'7” feet||170 cm||60.3 – 73.9 kg|
|5'8” feet||173 cm||63 – 70.6 kg|
|5'9” feet||175 cm||65.3 – 79.8 kg|
|5'10” feet||178 cm||67.6 – 83 kg|
|Adults Weight to Height Ratio Chart|
|4′ 6″ (137 cm)||63/77 lb (28.5/34.9 kg)||63/77 lb (28.5/34.9 kg)|
|4′ 7″ (140 cm)||68/83 lb (30.8/37.6 kg)||68/84 lb (30.8/38.1 kg)|
|4′ 8″ (142 cm)||72/88 lb (32.6/39.9 kg)||74/90 lb (33.5/40.8 kg)|
|Height||Ideal Weight||Ideal Weight|
|5′ 11″||155 – 189 lbs.||140 – 171 lbs.|
|6′ 0″||160 – 196 lbs.||144 – 176 lbs.|
|6′ 1″||166 – 202 lbs.||149 – 182 lbs.|
|5' 10"||149 - 183 lbs.||135 - 165 lbs.|
|5' 11"||155 - 189 lbs.||140 - 171 lbs.|
|6' 0"||160 - 196 lbs.||144 - 176 lbs.|
|6' 1"||166 - 202 lbs.||149 - 182 lbs.|
In the US, men who reach the height of 5'11” are considered tall, while the definition varies by country. On average, tall is typically 2-3 inches taller than the national average height. So, if you want to be considered very tall, you might need to surpass the average height by 5-6 inches!How much height is enough for a man? ›
Table: Ideal height for men according to body weight.
|Body weight||Ideal height|
|139 to 169 lbs||5'8”|
|144 to 176 lbs||5'9”|
|149 to 183 lbs||5'10”|
|155 to 189 lbs||5'11”|
For an average male in the U.S. (69 inches tall), a healthy weight would be 128–169 pounds (around 58–77 kilograms). People with overweight or obesity may be vulnerable to a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. A person can calculate their BMI here.What is the most attractive height for a guy? ›
Those same studies also found that some men are too tall. The most attractive height range for men is between 5'11” and 6'3”. Men that get into the “freakishly tall” stage find it harder to date “beautiful women”. Fortunately science backs up the claim that looks aren't everything when choosing a partner.What height and weight should I be for my age? ›
|Height||Normal weight BMI 19–24||Overweight BMI 25–29|
|5 ft 4 in (64 in)||110–140 lb||145–169 lb|
|5 ft 5 in (65 in)||114–144 lb||150–174 lb|
|5 ft 6 in (66 in)||118–148 lb||155–179 lb|
|5 ft 7 in (67 in)||121–153 lb||159–185 lb|
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a chart that informs men what their ideal weight is if they have a BMI between 18.5 and 25. If you're a 6-foot man, your ideal weight is 137 to 185 lbs.How much should a 5 8 male weigh? ›
|5' 7"||121 to 158 lbs.||159 to 190 lbs.|
|5' 8"||125 to 163 lbs.||164 to 196 lbs.|
|5' 9"||128 to 168 lbs.||169 to 202 lbs.|
|5' 10"||132 to 173 lbs.||174 to 208 lbs.|
|Height||18-24 Yrs.||25-34 Yrs.|
tall is considered overweight (BMI is 25 to 29) if he weighs between about 174 and 202 pounds, and is obese (BMI is 30 or more) if he is closer to 209 pounds or more.Are muscles heavier than fat? ›
Overview. You may have heard that muscle weighs more than fat. However, according to science, a pound of muscle and a pound of fat weigh the same. The difference between the two is density.How much should a 5 foot 10 skinny weigh? ›
A slim 5′10″ will be 145–150 pounds.What is the average weight for a 5 10 male in USA? ›
Therefore, the average weight for a man who is 5 feet, 10 inches tall is 71 kilograms or 156.5 pounds. However, the ideal average body weight varies based on body mass index (BMI) and other factors such as age, muscle tone, athleticism, and body frame size.Is 180 pounds overweight for 5 10 male? ›
Is 180 a healthy weight for a 5′10″ tall man? If you're muscular and have a lot of lean mass, yes. If you're not, you probably want to weigh a bit less. It's right on the edge of overweight BMI (anything over 25 is overweight).What age is a man's body fully developed? ›
Most boys reach their peak height around the age of 16. However, men still develop in other ways well into their twenties. Research has found that the brain doesn't fully develop until the age of 25 and men usually achieve peak muscle mass somewhere between the age of 20 and 30.Do men keep growing after 18? ›
Summary: For most people, height will not increase after age 18 to 20 due to the closure of the growth plates in bones. Compression and decompression of the discs in your spine lead to small changes in height throughout the day.
A study on women's and men's height preferences found that women are most satisfied when their partner was 8 inches (21cm) taller. Men are most satisfied when they are 3 inches (8cm) taller than their partners.How tall is an American man? ›
The average American man stands just under 5 feet, 10 inches -- or about 5 feet, 9.3 inches to be precise. That's roughly 176 centimeters. This measure gives the U.S. it's standing in 37th place for male height worldwide.What height is most attractive for a girl? ›
The ideal height for a woman, according to the average man, is 5'6”. Notably, this excludes 10% of men who say there is no such thing as too short and 9% who say no height is too tall. Similarly, there is no "too short" for 4% of women and no "too tall" for 7%.Who is the tallest person healthy? ›
|Known for||Tallest living man 7th verified tallest person in history|
|Height||8 ft 2.82 in (251.00 cm)|
|Age||Height - Females||Height - Males|
|12||55 to 64 inches||54 to 63.5 inches|
|14||59 to 67.5 inches||59 to 69.5 inches|
|16||60 to 68 inches||63 to 73 inches|
|18||60 to 68.5 inches||65 to 74 inches|
Scientists aren't sure exactly why, but people who are shorter than 5 feet 3 inches are about 50% more likely to get coronary heart disease than those who are 5 feet 8 inches or taller. The reason may be poor nutrition or infections before birth or in childhood that affect growth.What is the most attractive age for a man? ›
Furthermore, a data dive by Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid, has used surveys to find the male age women find attractive above all others. The result? Between 38 and 39.What height are men happiest at? ›
According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, both men and women who are above average height (for men 5'10'' and for women 5'4'') reported higher levels of happiness than those who were shorter.Do girls like very tall guys? ›
According to the study, dominant reasons that females cited for preferring a tall partner are matters of protection and femininity. "As a girl, I like to feel delicate and secure at the same time,” said a woman in the study. She adds, "something just feels weird in thinking about looking 'down' into her man's eyes".
For an average male in the U.S. (69 inches tall), a healthy weight would be 128–169 pounds (around 58–77 kilograms). People with overweight or obesity may be vulnerable to a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.What is the average male size? ›
The average height for men in the USA - 176.9 cm/ 5 ft 8 in.What is the average size of a man's PP? ›
The average stretched penile length (SPL) for adult males is 5.25 inches. An SPL of 3.67 inches or less indicates an adult micropenis. The average SPL for a newborn is 1.4 inches. An SPL of 0.75 inches or less indicates an infant micropenis.What is the standard size of a man? ›
Average Male Size – The BIG Size Myth
These types of studies have contributed to the big size myth in current society. More accurate clinical studies show average excited male length is 5.1-5.5 inches (12.95-13.97 cm).
Average shoe size by height.
|5'5″ or shorter||7 to 9|
|5'6″ to 5'9″||9.5 to 10.5|
|5'10” to 6'2″||11 to 12.5|
|6'3″ and taller||13 to 20+|
Average height for men in the United States
That's about 5 feet 9 inches tall.
- See a doctor. If a person is having trouble getting or maintaining an erection, they should speak with a doctor. ...
- Eat a nutritious diet. ...
- Get regular exercise. ...
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- Sleep well. ...
- Reduce stress.
|Height||130 -150 LBS||160-170 LBS|
How many times does a man get erect in a day? The average man has 11 erections each day, as well as many more when they are asleep. On average, a healthy man has three to five erections during a full night's sleep.Is 6 inches erect good for a 14 year old? ›
At 6″ erect, at age 14, you are doing just fine as far as size goes.
Any size is normal for a 13 year old or anyone of any age. I'm 14 and I have a friend who is 4 inches, then a friend who is 6 and a half. I am 7 and a half and this is not average.How can I reduce my Pennis size naturally? ›
Drinking plenty of water can make a difference in penis size. Avoid tight underwear and pants. When you constrict blood flow, you can actually reduce penis size.What size do guys find most attractive? ›
When it came to size, the men were asked which dress size they preferred in women, here the results were unanimous. The majority of the men (nearly 86% of them) preferred a woman with a dress size 14 to 16.How tall is the average man in feet? ›
According to the latest CDC stats, these are the average heights for U.S. adult men based on age: Ages 20 to 39: 176.1 centimeters, or roughly 5 feet, 9 inches. Ages 40 to 59: 175.8 centimeters, or roughly 5 feet, 9 inches. Age 60 and older: 173.4 centimeters, or roughly 5 feet, 8 inches.