Men's Weight Chart

A mens weight chart for men of "White" race/ethnicity*, showing weight changes with age.

average mens weight chart

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 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 male population is lighter.

Charts for pediatric boys height and weight are available here.  These are also interesting, because they not only show the average height of children, they also show that the tendency to develop obesity in adult life often begins in childhood.

The data source for this chart is the NHANES III  survey, conducted in America during 1988 to 1994

* The "Race-Ethnicity" categories.

The exact values can be difficult to read off the above chart.

How heavy is the national average weight of men in America?

The average male American mens weight is somewhere between 76 to 84 kilograms, depending on age. ( for white males*).

Age:
20 to 29 yrs
30 to 39 yrs
40 to 49 yrs
50 to 59 yrs
60 to 69 yrs
kilograms
76
81.3
82.6
84
83.5
pounds
168
179
182
185
184

These are the "median" (50th percentile) weights, which are very close to-,
but not exactly "average".

Created by Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC and John Hanson, MSc.
Copyright 2000. Last modified  26-May-2008

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