Seventy-two inches is the equivalent of 6 feet. The average height of a man in the United States is 69.3 inches according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average American woman is 63.8 inches tall.
In each foot of measurement, there are 12 inches. A person that is 72 inches tall in the United States would be above average in height. The tallest average population is found in the Netherlands. Of the nations in the industrialized world, the United States has the shortest population. The use of the Imperial system of measurements is rare, as most countries use the metric system.