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Old 03-14-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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I'm a 6'1 Italian guy in jersey and I'm a giant in some places, there's a part of my family that's really tall and there's a part that are abnormally short like, 5 foot and the old woman are like 4'9.. so I'm a beast to the short side of the family.

But yea, usually the south.
Scandinavians, Dutch, African Americans, and Scotch-Irish are some of the tallest
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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I'm a 6'1 Italian guy in jersey and I'm a giant in some places, there's a part of my family that's really tall and there's a part that are abnormally short like, 5 foot and the old woman are like 4'9.. so I'm a beast to the short side of the family.

But yea, usually the south.
Scandinavians, Dutch, African Americans, and Scotch-Irish are some of the tallest
I don't know if I would necessarily say the South, but living in the South, I see quite a few people who are very tall. I don't know if it's because people travel more and are settling in Atlanta, but there are alot of tall people down here, and not of any particular. As for the Dutch and Scandinavians, I would expect to find those ethnic groups in places like Michigan or New York, although many are living in the South now. A professor at my university is of Dutch descent and he is around 6'6". In fact, the shortest person of Dutch descent I can remember meeting was a 5'5" female. In many cases, I think it varies. I am an African-American male and I am considered short at 5'5". Actually, I am considered short by many measures because a friend of my who is about 5'8-5'9" told me I made him feel very tall because his friends were about 5'10" and taller.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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i never thought of scottish people being tall lol. i think places like Wisconsin and minnesota as having tall people. I would consider tall for a white male to be over 6'3. Im about 6'1/2 and i wouldnt consider myself tall at all...its not unusual to see people my height at all.

I think Croatia is one of tallest countries. The problem is they were so poor and malnourished, but now they are growing a lot. My dads parents are average or a little below (my grandma is ethnically german but born in croatia..), my grandpa is like 5 9-10 and my grand ma like 5'4. Anyways my aunt is like 5'8 and my dad 6'1. Thats a huge change for one generation. My aunt married a Croatian man who was about 6'0 has a son who is like 6'6 but the other is like 5'11.
Me and my siblings inherited some of my moms wasp genes so we're not that tall....i have a sister who is like 5'9 and another whos like 5'6.5
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Winsconsin & Minnesota... usually where it's cold
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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Default ?

Where are you from?
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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Hmm, I'm a little over 6'2", and around here that's about average I'd say. Nearly all of my (male) acquaintances are taller than me. My good friends range from about 6'4 up to 6'8. Some of their siblings are taller. It has kind of given me a complex.
Where are you from?
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Not sure, but there might be some kinda correlation between states with a lot of high profile athletes.. States like Pennsylvania, California, Texas, Ohio, and Florida probably all have a fair share of taller/bigger people. I'm 5'10 here, and nearly all my friends are taller than me.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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I find it hard to believe the average guy height is 5'9". Seriously, atleast 2/3rds of guys here in the Twin Cities are atleast 6'0". I'm 6'1.5" and pretty average. Anyone less than 5'9" is pretty short...
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:33 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Minnesota for the tallest. Florida seems to have a lot of short people...but, then again, maybe it's just Miami.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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I would guess Minnesota.
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