Am I the only one who thinks that the average American is 5'8?
#1
I'm 5'6 and a half and I don't feel that short. People think that 5'6-5'7 is short but I see plenty of men around my height and 90% of women are shorter. If the average was 5'9 like they say then I would be a midget at this height and people like me would be rare.
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#2
No it's not that low, but it's not over 5'9 either. I can easily tell because 5'8 and 1/2 and I feel slightly below average. Could it be that you're taller than you think? Usually people think they're taller but there are some exceptions.
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#3
No way man. I'm the first one to call BS when people exaggerate height but there's no way the average man in the US is only 5'8", unless you're talking about Hispanic areas.
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#4
You must live in a very ethnic area, the average is 5'9" in the vast majority and It can go up to 5'10" in the midwest, there is no way it's any less than 5'9"
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#5
(01-11-2018, 12:12 PM)mymoon Wrote: I'm 5'6 and a half and I don't feel that short. People think that 5'6-5'7 is short but I see plenty of men around my height and 90% of women are shorter. If the average was 5'9 like they say then I would be a midget at this height and people like me would be rare.

No you're not the only one. I think the national average is 5'8.25 or 5'8 and a half, not 5'9 and definitely not 5'10. I'm 5'7 and I don't feel that short either
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(01-13-2018, 01:34 PM)marangio Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 12:12 PM)mymoon Wrote: I'm 5'6 and a half and I don't feel that short. People think that 5'6-5'7 is short but I see plenty of men around my height and 90% of women are shorter. If the average was 5'9 like they say then I would be a midget at this height and people like me would be rare.

No you're not the only one. I think the national average is 5'8.25 or 5'8 and a half, not 5'9 and definitely not 5'10. I'm 5'7 and I don't feel that short either

That would be great if it was true but it's not. Trust me. I'm 5'8 and a half.
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#7
(01-11-2018, 01:19 PM)heinz Wrote: No it's not that low, but it's not over 5'9 either. I can easily tell because 5'8 and 1/2 and I feel slightly below average. Could it be that you're taller than you think? Usually people think they're taller but there are some exceptions.

No I'm definitely 5'6 and a half and from my experience the average man is 5'8 or a little more. Another guy said that I must live in an ethnic area but no it's mostly white with some blacks. If there were a lot of Asians and Hispanics it would surely be lower.
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