The girls growth chart and average weight for girls

Wondering about your Girls Weight? These Growth Chart for girls can show the average weight for girls.

Girls wonder and worry about their weight from a young age. We can help with realistic and scientific information, to counteract what is seen on television. The average weight for girls, is on the chart.

girls weight chart for white race/ethnicity

Created by Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC and John Hanson, MSc.

The red lines show "percentiles".  The thick red line in the middle is the 50th percentile, which indicates that 50% of the population of Girls has Weight heavier than the line, and 50% are lighter.  Similarly, the highest red line, the 95th percentile line, indicates the weight where 95% of the population of Girls is lighter.

For a Height Chart for Girls of "White" race/ethnicity, click here.

For Girls Weight charts of other race/ethnic groups, choose:  White, Black, Hispanic, or Other. * The "Race-Ethnicity" categories.

Charts for Boys average weight for boys and average height for boys can be found here. See the chart index for a larger collection of charts.

Charts for adults female, average height for women and average weight for women are available here. These are also interesting, because they not only show the average height and weight, they also show that adults have a considerably higher prevalence of obesity than children.

The data source for this chart is the NHANES III survey, conducted in America during 1988 to 1994. The CDC used this dataset, as well as datasets from several older surveys, to construct the CDC standard pediatric growth charts.

Jessica Jessica
What is the average weight for girl age 10?

David David
From the chart above, it is showing about 73 pounds.


Megan Megan
What is the average weight for a girl 5’6 ?

Talking Moose
Talking Moose
Tricky question. It takes at least two steps, and also needs the Age.

Megan Megan
Lets say, a 16 year old girl of height 5′ 6 inches.


Step 1.Visit the girls height chart. Five foot six inches tall is 66 inches. The green line shows us that height of 66 inches at age 16 years, is slightly below the 75th percentile line. Lets say it’s 70th percentile.


Megan Megan
OK, so yes, this 16 year old is taller than average, at 70th percentile.


Step 2. Now return to the Weight chart on this page above, and follow Age 16 up to the 70th percentile, then across to the weight. The result is about 148 pounds.


Talking Moose
Talking Moose
148 pounds, is the weight of 16 year olds of height 5’6″

Megan Megan
Thank-you. It’s complicated.

Billy Billy
Too hard. Got an easy way?


Talking Moose
Talking Moose
Of course. His Body Mass Index calculator has weight percentiles.

Dr. Halls Dr. Halls
Just let me confirm: If I plug in 148 pounds, 5’6″, age 16, female into my body mass index calculator, it says the weight result is at 59th percentile. So I guess I over-estimated by doing it by hand with lines on the 2 charts.

David David
If I play with weights, I get 137 pounds from the BMI calculator at 50th percentile.


For questions like this: what is the average weight for a girl 5’7″ or average weight for a woman 5’3″, I recommend using the Body Mass Index calculator, and just play with the weights until it shows the 50th percentile, which will show you the average weight, or make it show the 45th percentile, which is my suggestion for ideal weight.

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