A 5' 4 average American female
Q: What is considered to be the average size woman in America? Debbie, Grand Prairie, Texas
A: According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average U.S. woman is 5' 3.7
(162 centimeters) tall and weighs 152 pounds (69 kilograms). This corresponds to a Body Mass Index of
26.3 kilograms/meters≤, which is slightly less than the average man's.
An American girl, and loving it. Photo courtesy of ilovebeeing.com
The average American woman is tall enough for an astronaut (minimum height, 4' 10.5) but falls short of
the average Miss America winner (5' 6.5) and is about the same height as the shortest president (James
Madison, 5' 4).
By the way, the average U.S. male stands 5' 9.1 tall and weighs 180 pounds, with a Body Mass Index of 26.5 kg/m≤.
Average size of American women (and men), updated, including Canadian women,
Average size of British women, WonderQuest
Average shoe size for American women and men, WonderQuest
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