Average Height by State

Height can play an important role in one’s life, especially when it comes to health and medicine. Particularly when it comes to calculating body mass index (“BMI”), which can indicate one’s overall health with regard to obesity, where height is one of two factors (the other being weight). While there can be other advantages and disadvantages to certain heights, it is for BMI and obesity purposes that height standards are typically kept.

While there is no definitive factor when it comes to one’s height, medical data examined by the CDC found race to be one of the largest contributors. According to the CDC, whites are on average the tallest (coming in at 5’10”), followed by blacks (5’9”), and then Asians and Hispanics (both at 5’7”). This means states who have a larger non-white and non-black population are, on average, shorter.

According to a 2018 National Health Statistics Report by the CDC, the average height for males over the age of 20 in 2016 was 5’9”, or 69 inches; females over age 20 average 5’3”, or around 63 inches. 

Learn for yourself how average heights differ between states by examining the data in the charts.

Average Height by State

Alabama - Average Height

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66.96

#26 in the US

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39%

#1 in the US

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85.05

#1 in the US

Alaska - Average Height

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67.22

#1 in the US

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31.9%

#26 in the US

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82.91

#24 in the US

Arizona - Average Height

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67.01

#2 in the US

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30.9%

#31 in the US

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81.05

#35 in the US

Arkansas - Average Height

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66.78

#27 in the US

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36.4%

#5 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

82.68

#25 in the US

California - Average Height

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66.83

#28 in the US

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30.3%

#32 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

79.37

#43 in the US

Colorado - Average Height

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67.36

#3 in the US

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24.2%

#48 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

79.51

#44 in the US

Connecticut - Average Height

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66.71

#29 in the US

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29.2%

#37 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

80.48

#38 in the US

Delaware - Average Height

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66.8

#30 in the US

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36.5%

#6 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

82.31

#26 in the US

Florida - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

66.82

#31 in the US

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28.4%

#39 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

80.97

#39 in the US

Georgia - Average Height

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66.9

#32 in the US

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34.3%

#17 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

83.24

#17 in the US

Hawaii - Average Height

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66

#33 in the US

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24.5%

#50 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

76.06

#50 in the US

Idaho - Average Height

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67.48

#4 in the US

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31.1%

#27 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

83.44

#18 in the US

Illinois - Average Height

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67.24

#5 in the US

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32.4%

#23 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

82.54

#27 in the US

Indiana - Average Height

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66.99

#34 in the US

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36.8%

#7 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.42

#6 in the US

Iowa - Average Height

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67.48

#6 in the US

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36.5%

#8 in the US

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85.89

#2 in the US

Kansas - Average Height

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67.32

#7 in the US

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35.3%

#12 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.33

#7 in the US

Kentucky - Average Height

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67.18

#8 in the US

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36.6%

#9 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

85.29

#3 in the US

Louisiana - Average Height

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66.91

#35 in the US

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38.1%

#4 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.23

#8 in the US

Maine - Average Height

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66.63

#36 in the US

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31%

#28 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

80.79

#40 in the US

Maryland - Average Height

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66.95

#37 in the US

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31%

#29 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

82.19

#28 in the US

Massachusetts - Average Height

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66.82

#38 in the US

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24.4%

#51 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

78.7

#49 in the US

Michigan - Average Height

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66.89

#39 in the US

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35.2%

#13 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

83.22

#19 in the US

Minnesota - Average Height

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67.44

#9 in the US

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30.7%

#33 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

83.56

#20 in the US

Mississippi - Average Height

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66.82

#40 in the US

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39.7%

#2 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

85.11

#4 in the US

Missouri - Average Height

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67.1

#10 in the US

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34%

#18 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.37

#9 in the US

Montana - Average Height

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67.66

#11 in the US

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28.5%

#40 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

82.94

#29 in the US

Nebraska - Average Height

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67.4

#12 in the US

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34%

#19 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.51

#10 in the US

Nevada - Average Height

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67.35

#13 in the US

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28.7%

#41 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

82.07

#30 in the US

New Hampshire - Average Height

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66.68

#41 in the US

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29.9%

#38 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

80.86

#41 in the US

New Jersey - Average Height

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66.86

#42 in the US

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27.7%

#45 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

80.15

#42 in the US

New Mexico - Average Height

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66.3

#43 in the US

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30.9%

#34 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

79.04

#45 in the US

New York - Average Height

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66.69

#44 in the US

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26.3%

#46 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

79.43

#46 in the US

North Carolina - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

67.04

#14 in the US

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33.6%

#20 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

82.88

#31 in the US

North Dakota - Average Height

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67.35

#15 in the US

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33.1%

#21 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.34

#11 in the US

Ohio - Average Height

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67.04

#16 in the US

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35.5%

#14 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.94

#12 in the US

Oklahoma - Average Height

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66.95

#45 in the US

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36.4%

#10 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.16

#13 in the US

Oregon - Average Height

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67.35

#17 in the US

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28.1%

#42 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

82.03

#32 in the US

Pennsylvania - Average Height

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67.18

#18 in the US

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31.5%

#30 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

83.32

#21 in the US

Rhode Island - Average Height

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66.37

#46 in the US

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30.1%

#35 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

79.52

#47 in the US

South Carolina - Average Height

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67

#19 in the US

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36.2%

#11 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

83.56

#22 in the US

South Dakota - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

67.36

#20 in the US

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33.2%

#22 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.61

#14 in the US

Tennessee - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

67.09

#21 in the US

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35.6%

#15 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.61

#15 in the US

Texas - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

66.73

#47 in the US

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35.8%

#16 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

83.09

#23 in the US

Utah - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

67.63

#22 in the US

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28.6%

#43 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

82.57

#33 in the US

Vermont - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

66.83

#48 in the US

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26.3%

#47 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

79.88

#48 in the US

Virginia - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

66.99

#49 in the US

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32.2%

#24 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

82.61

#34 in the US

Washington - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

67.23

#23 in the US

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28%

#44 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

81.72

#36 in the US

West Virginia - Average Height

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66.89

#50 in the US

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39.1%

#3 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

85.2

#5 in the US

Wisconsin - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

67.29

#24 in the US

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32.3%

#25 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

84.18

#16 in the US

Wyoming - Average Height

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AVERAGE HEIGHThelp

67.16

#25 in the US

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30.7%

#36 in the US

AVERAGE WEIGHThelp

81.4

#37 in the US