What Is the Average Height for an Adult?

What Is the Average Height for an Adult?

What Is the Average Height for an Adult?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies the average height for American women as about 5 feet, 4 inches tall. The average man is just over 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

According to National Public Radio, the average heights for both men and women vary around the world. When the United States first became a country, it had the tallest population, but by 2010, northern Europeans were significantly taller. For instance, the average adult male in the Netherlands is 6 feet tall. Heights tend to reflect the health and nutrition levels within a country, and these are often linked to a nation's economy.