What Height Is Considered Below Average for a Man?

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that as of 2010, the average male height in the United States was 69.3 inches. This figure is equivalent to 5 feet and 9.3 inches and is valid for men age 20 and older.

The average American man weighs 195.5 pounds and has an average body mass index of 29, putting the average male in the overweight range. Compared to men around the world, American men are often taller and weigh more.

For example, men from the United States are taller than men from Japan and France, but shorter than those from the Netherlands. They have the highest BMI out of all four countries.