The average height for men is 5 foot, 10 inches. There’s more on the height and weight charts.
A common search ‘average height for men’, is more common than ‘average weight’. And ‘tall men’ is more searched than ‘short men’.
How tall are men? The national average height of men in America?
The average male American mens height is 177 cm, which is 69.7 inches, which is approximately 5 foot – 10 inches tall. (for white males*).
A height chart for men of "White" race/ethnicity*, showing average height changes with age.
(hint: 5 feet tall is 60 inches or 152 centimeters. 6 feet tall is 72 inches or 183 centimeters.)
Men’s height after age 20 tends to remain the same until after age 50 years, then a gradual decline in height occurs. The thick red line in the middle of the chart shows the "median" (50th percentile) height of men.
Once you know your height percentile, you can visit the weight chart to see if it matches your height.
The red lines show "percentiles". The thick red line in the middle is the 50th percentile, which indicates that 50% of the population of Men have Height (or stature) taller than the line, and 50% are shorter. Similarly, the lowest red line, the 5th percentile line, indicates the Height where only 5% of the male population is shorter.
The data source for this chart is the NHANES III survey, conducted in America during 1988 to 1994.
I made these charts myself, with the aid statistician John Hanson, from the real raw dataset of the NHANES III study. It was back in year 2000, when information like this was hard to get and very out-dated. Things have improved a lot since then, with lots of choices available now on the internet, but most of it is unreliable. That’s why I’ve kept this page going. I updated the styling in 2014.
Created by Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC and John Hanson, MSc.