What is the average American female’s height?
As of the time of this writing, American has a population of over 332.4 million. The female population accounts for around 50.9%.
According to United States Bureau of Statistics, average height for an American female is 163.3 cm in 2023. Female adult refers to someone is 18 years or older.
Compare American female’s height with other countries’
An average American women’s height is considered quite tall compared with other 200 countries in the world. Recent years’ female height ranking data (between 2009 and 2019) shows American women’s height has gone from 56th place to 58th place. The ranking was hardly changed. During this period, average American women height had grown from 162.7 cm to 163.3 cm. The growth rate is very slow.
Looking at the raw data table below, it is not hard to find that European countries dominate the average female height ranking in the world. However, USA is not far behind. The difference between the Netherlands and USA is only about 7 cm. Another interesting factor is that the average female height in Asian countries is relatively shorter than in European countries.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1.67 m|
|Puerto Rico||1.63 m|
|United Kingdom||1.64 m|
What are the factors that will impact a female’s height?
There are several factors that might impact height, and it is critical to understand how they work to properly know how height is decided.
A person’s body grows because of numerous processes governed by hormones and DNA. The growth plates in a person’s bones are responsible for growing taller, yet these plates can only go so far before halting. As a result, some people develop less than others at certain stages of their life. According to statistics, senior citizens are on average shorter than younger adults.
Genes are not the only factor influencing a person’s height. A variety of lifestyle variables contribute to some boys’ incapacity to grow taller.
Some of these reasons include:
- Poor nutrition can lead to stunted growth.
- Lack of physical activity, which can lead to a lack of muscle mass.
- Poor posture and sitting habits.
- Stress in early childhood
If everyone in your family is tall, chances are you are as well. After all, genetics is the primary determinant of a person’s height. In general, the taller the parents are, the taller the child will be, and vice versa is also true.
How to estimate a girl’s height when she becomes an adult female?
The easiest way to predict a girl’s height is called the mid-parental method.
To adopt this approach, add the mother’s and father’s heights in inches and divide by two. Subtract 2 1/2 inches from that figure.
For example, if a girl had a 70-inch-tall father and a 60-inch-tall mother, the anticipated height for the daughter would be derived using the following formulas.
Step1: 70 + 60 = 130
Step2: 130/2 = 65
Step3: 65 – 2.5 = 62.5
So, the predicted height for the girl is 62.5 inches, or 158.75 cm.
United States Bureau of Statistics: https://www.census.gov/
NCD Risk Factor: https://ncdrisc.org/height-mean-ranking.html