Women's average height chart, stature gradually declines.
A Height chart for women of "White" race/ethnicity*, showing average height changes with age.
To use this chart, find your height along the right-hand side, and see what "percentile" you are. ( The thick red line in the middle represents the "median" height of women (the 50th percentile).) Then visit the weight chart, and see if your height and weight have similar percentiles.
Hint: 5 feet tall is 60 inches or 152 centimeters.
The thick red line in the middle is the 50th percentile, which indicates that 50% of the population of Women 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 female population is shorter.
Charts for girls 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.
Is the chart a little too hard to read exact values?
How tall are the national average height of women in America?
The average female American womens height is 163 to164 cm,
which is approximately 64.2 to 64.6 inches,
which is approximately 5 foot - 5 inches tall. (for white females*).
Created by Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC
and John Hanson, MSc.
Copyright 2000. Last modified 26-May-2008