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What height do you consider average for girls born in US?
5'2
 5%  [ 6 ]
5'3
 9%  [ 11 ]
5'4
 51%  [ 61 ]
5'5
 23%  [ 28 ]
5'6
 8%  [ 10 ]
5'7
 1%  [ 2 ]
5'8
 0%  [ 0 ]
5'9
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 118


amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 12:58 pm
Average height in the US varies due to ethnic makeup. Asians and hispanics are relatively short. So while the average may be 5'4, that's really a reflection of other populations that have not reached their height potential and so for a US born individual of European decent, the average is closer to 5'6 or 5'7.
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amother




Orange
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:00 pm
5”4
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:00 pm
I'm 5'4.5" and always considered myself average. My SIL who is 5'2" is really short and my SIL who is 5'6" is a bit on the tall side.
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amother




Goldenrod
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:04 pm
This isn't an question of opinion, why does it matter what we consider average? Google reports that 5'4" is average female height in the US.
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amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:05 pm
amother [ Goldenrod ] wrote:
This isn't an question of opinion, why does it matter what we consider average? Google reports that 5'4" is average female height in the US.


But that includes immigrants, the data shows it is at least 5'6 for individuals born in the US depending on background so for europeans it is 5'6 or 5'7. Immigrants have been shorter than their US born children. Born in the US is not the same as Living in the US.
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:11 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
But that includes immigrants, the data shows it is at least 5'6 for individuals born in the US depending on background so for europeans it is 5'6 or 5'7. Immigrants have been shorter than their US born children. Born in the US is not the same as Living in the US.

Jews tend to be of lower height than Europeans. Western Europeans and Eastern Europeans (which most of us originate from) don't originate from the same ancestry.
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Success10




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:11 pm
Growing up in Ashkenazi Jewish circles, I felt 5"4 was pretty average. Our environments are certainly going to paint our impressions of things.
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chanchy123




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:19 pm
Average height is not a matter of opinion, it’s a fact that’s pretty easy to find out.
Jews are not “European” or of “European decent” when you consider genetics. Jews are of a different category and generally shorter than “Europeans.” A better metric would be to compare yourself to the average height in Israel, which is overwhelmingly Jewish.
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turca




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:21 pm
chanchy123 wrote:
Average height is not a matter of opinion, it’s a fact that’s pretty easy to find out.
Jews are not “European” or of “European decent” when you consider genetics. Jews are of a different category and generally shorter than “Europeans.” A better metric would be to compare yourself to the average height in Israel, which is overwhelmingly Jewish.

What is the average height in Israel?
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amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:23 pm
chanchy123 wrote:
Average height is not a matter of opinion, it’s a fact that’s pretty easy to find out.
Jews are not “European” or of “European decent” when you consider genetics. Jews are of a different category and generally shorter than “Europeans.” A better metric would be to compare yourself to the average height in Israel, which is overwhelmingly Jewish.


I thought Israeli's trend shorter due to immigrant concerns as well and some of the genetic makeup (Palestinians, Yemenites, etc.). Lithuanian, Hungarian and Polish women trend taller than US.
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amother




Tan
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:34 pm
Average in US includes immigrants from short countries so that would be 5’4.
But people who are born here, the average is higher, around 5’6-5’7.
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silverlining3




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 1:36 pm
5'5-5'6. Now 5'4 isn't short, but leaning towards the shorter side. And 5'7 isn't tall, but leaning towards the taller side.

Just my opinion
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ExtraCredit




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 2:06 pm
You should’ve made everyone fill out their height in the poll this way you can see for yourself what’s average at least around here!
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amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 3:42 pm
ExtraCredit wrote:
You should’ve made everyone fill out their height in the poll this way you can see for yourself what’s average at least around here!


See here https://www.imamother.com/foru.....59595
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giselle




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 3:46 pm
I guessed 5’7 but I guess I’m wrong. I’m shorter than that and always felt average, but I thought it was just because jews are shorter... I guess I’m more average than I thought!
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amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 4:41 pm
giselle wrote:
I guessed 5’7 but I guess I’m wrong. I’m shorter than that and always felt average, but I thought it was just because jews are shorter... I guess I’m more average than I thought!


according to other polls you were right...
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giselle




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 4:44 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
according to other polls you were right...

According to a quick Google search it seems average is 5’4.. I’m surprised.
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amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 4:45 pm
giselle wrote:
According to a quick Google search it seems average is 5’4.. I’m surprised.


That's for all not individuals BORN in the US.
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amother




Tan
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 5:09 pm
giselle wrote:
I guessed 5’7 but I guess I’m wrong. I’m shorter than that and always felt average, but I thought it was just because jews are shorter... I guess I’m more average than I thought!


You’re correct for the non immigrant population. Average for a girl is around 5’7.
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amother




Saddlebrown
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 5:37 pm
I took my 16 yo Dd for checkup. She is 5” 3.5 and is on the 38% on height
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