The average height for a woman in the United States is 5 feet 3.75 inches. Female heights vary by location, with Bolivia averaging the shortest women in the world at 4 feet 8 inches, and the Netherlands averaging the tallest women in the world at 5 feet 7 inches.
Human height is a result of both genetic and environmental factors. For most cultures, genetics are the majority decision maker in the matter. Diet also plays a roles, as nutrients can add a bit of length to a person's overall height. Disease and growth treatments are a factor as well and can negatively affect a person's growth.