Body Measurements

Data are for the U.S.

Measured average height, weight, and waist circumference for adults aged 20 and over
  • Men:
    Height in inches: 69.0
    Weight in pounds: 197.8
    Waist circumference in inches: 40.3
  • Women:
    Height in inches: 63.6
    Weight in pounds: 170.5
    Waist circumference in inches: 38.7

Source: Mean Body Weight, Height, Waist Circumference, and Body Mass Index Among Adults: United States, 1999–2000 Through 2015–2016, tables 2, 4, 6 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 434 KB]

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Page last reviewed: May 3, 2017