What Is the Average Height of a Woman?


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According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average height for a woman in the U.S. is 63.8 inches. This is just a little less than 5 feet 4 inches.

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British women average a height of 162 centimeters, whereas their European neighbors from France average 160.2 centimeters. Dutch women are 165 centimeters tall; German women are an average height of 161.9 centimeters and female Italians are 161 centimeters tall, states leading UK magazine the Guardian. Disabled World reports that the tallest ethnic group in the world as of June 2014, is the Nilotic people of Sudan, with women at a height of 1.8 meters, or 180 centimeters.

The average weight for women in the U.S. is 166.2 pounds, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control. The average waist circumference for American women in the U.S. is 37.5 inches. As a point of comparison, the average height for the American man is 69.3 inches, which is about 5 feet 9 inches. Men have an average weight of 195.5 pounds and an average waist circumference of 39.7 inches.

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