According to the reports, the average American women’s height has increased only very slightly since the 1960s. However, weight has increased significantly in the last 60 years (4).
Research from a 2016 study shows that height is related to the nutrition quality in childhood.
According to Majid Ezzati, a professor of Global Environmental Health at Imperial College London, the immigration of people from countries with shorter height may also have some impact on the average.
On the other hand, the tallest women can be found in the Netherlands, Latvia, the Czech Republic, and Estonia. In these countries, the average height is just above 66 inches, or around 5 feet 6 inches.
For women, the average height by country is as follows:
Average Female Height In Feet, Inches, Centimeters
5 ft 6 in (167.5 cm)
5 ft 4 in (162.8 cm)
5 ft 3.5 in (161.8 cm)
5 ft 4 in (162.3 cm)
5 ft 3.7 in (161.9 cm)
5 ft 3 in (160.8 cm)
5 ft 2.5 in (158.8 cm)
5 ft 2.1 in (157.2 cm)
5 ft 2.4 in (158 cm)
5 ft 2 in (157.1 cm)
5 ft 2.4 in (159 cm)
5 ft 3 in (160.3 cm)
4 ft 11.5 in (151 cm)
5 ft 2.5 in (158.5 cm)
5 ft 0 in (151.8 cm)
Average US Female Height
As of the year 2018, the average height for American females aged 20 years and above is just under 63.5 inches (5 foot 3 inches). The average weight is about 170.8 pounds.
Over the years, body shape and size have changed. Back in the 1960s, the average woman aged between 20 to 74 years stood 63.1 inches tall and weighed about 140.2 pounds (source).
The average height for women in the U.S. has only increased by an inch over the same period, indicating that weight is growing much faster than height.
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