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Average Height

This page aims to offer average female height and average male height information segmented by country, current to 2012 and 2013. We also introduce gender-based height charts that identify average height variation by age, typically leveling off at the end of puberty.

Average Female HeightAverage Female Height

The average female height is roughly 5'4" historically - the tallest woman being 7'7.5" tall. A chart outlining average female heights around the world is illustrated in the following table.

Country Average Female Height
Canada 5'3"
United States 5'4"
China 5'2.5"
India 5'0"
United Kingdom 5'4"

Average MaleAverage Male Height

The average height for the adult male is roughly 5'9" historically. The tallest man recorded being around 8'11" tall, and the shortest being around 1'10.5" (who is also the shortest known adult human). A chart outlining average male heights around the world is illustrated in the following table.

Country Average Male Height
Canada 5'8.5"
United States 5'9.5"
China 5'7"
India 5'5"
United Kingdom 5'9.5"


Average Height Charts Icon Average Height Charts

The charts below illustrate average height charts for both genders varying by age. Typically height change with age accelerates quickly towards the end of puberty and then levels off - evident in the following charts. The left is an average female height chart, and the right is an average male height chart.
The pink ranges identify the percentiles associated with average height by gender, indicating roughly a 25cm variation for girls, and a 30cm varation for boys.

Please click the image to enlarge the height chart



Useful Resources

Height Calculator
Click the above link for an online height calculator that estimates your full-grown height.


Average Female Height Chart    Average Male Height Chart