What’s the average height for men and women? If you’re curious about how you measure up, we have some numbers for you.
Average height is a stat that’s tough to definitively measure — unlike a simple census, which counts people from house to house for a reasonably accurate population number, this one relies on studies with limited sample sizes from varying populations.
However, enough studies have been conducted worldwide to give us an idea of the average human height.
If we compare adult men born in 1996 versus those born a century earlier – men who had reached the age of 18 in 2014 versus 1914 – we see that the global mean height for men increased from 162 to 171 centimeters… For women, this increased from 151 cm to 159 cm.