Womens average weight chart and percentile distribution.

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

average womens weight chart

Before using this weight chart, go to the womens Height Chart and find your height percentile,
then return to this chart and see if your weight percentile matches your height percentile.

The thick red line in the middle of this chart, shows how women's average weight tends to increase gradually, until about age 50 to 60 years, then it goes down.

The red lines show "percentiles".  The thick red line in the middle is the 50th percentile, which indicates that 50% of the population of Women 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 female population is lighter.


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Charts for pediatric girls height and weight are available here.  These are also interesting, because they not only show the average weight 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.

* About the "Race-Ethnicity" categories.

The chart can be hard to read, if you want to know exact figures.

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

The average female American womens weight is somewhere between 60 to 72 kilograms, depending on age.( for white females*).

Age: 20 to 29 yrs 30 to 39 yrs 40 to 49 yrs 50 to 59 yrs 60 to 69 yrs
kilograms 59.8 65.5 67.7 71.7 68.9
pounds 132 144 149 158 152
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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