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Old 05-31-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I went from LA to NY travelling the SW and the South. I felt the people overall felt slightly shorter than here in Australia. Maybe if I went to the Upper Midwest they'd seem a lot taller. In LA I actually felt tall, lol.
Agreed. I was born and raised in Australia and was actually quite astonished at how 'short' a lot of Americans were. I felt 'average' height in Australia, maybe just a slight shade above average (5'9" female). Over here, I'm definitely considered on the taller side.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Agreed. I was born and raised in Australia and was actually quite astonished at how 'short' a lot of Americans were. I felt 'average' height in Australia, maybe just a slight shade above average (5'9" female). Over here, I'm definitely considered on the taller side.
Yes and NC is probably taller than LA on average. Did not realise Hispanics were so short. Reminds me of Vietnam or Hong Kong. Also, a lot of black men were surprisingly short. Not that I expected them to all be basketball player tall, but a lot were significantly shorter than myself.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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I'm gonna go with North Dakota on this one. Almost 85% of its population is of northern European ancestry, and there aren't many of the typically shorter ethnicities to bring the average down.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Forks,WA
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Pennsylvania is the biggest one I've been in...they're monsters here!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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GA is very tall as well. I am 6'7''.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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In my experience, from tallest to shortest:

Alabama (I'm over 6 feet tall and usually felt average in Alabama)
Georgia (Similar to Alabama)

Louisiana (I felt taller than most, but not by much)


Viriginia (I am significantly taller than most guys)



DC (lots of shorties here, I towered)
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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I will never understand why people continue to stereotype States with heavy German ancestry as "Blonde & Tall" you guys realize that nearly all of the Germans came from Southern & Central Germany right? the complete opposite of the stereotype. Even much of Northern Slavic nations are blonder and taller on average than Southern/Central Germany.

The only Germans that look close to "Norse gods" are those in Northern Germany close to the Danish border. Schweig Holstein basically, the area that most German-Americans did not come from.

As for the post about Northern Italy, the blondism of Northern Italians is greatly exagerated. Northern Italians aren't "Scandinavians", they still look like South/Central Europeans. Northern Italians are more comparable to Austrians & Southern French in hair color than they are any North European nation.

The tallest states might be those with heavy porportions of Scandinavians, but to be honest most Americans are mixed with so many ethnicities these days. Although the majority of Americans are British decendent especially in the South.

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Yes and NC is probably taller than LA on average. Did not realise Hispanics were so short. Reminds me of Vietnam or Hong Kong. Also, a lot of black men were surprisingly short. Not that I expected them to all be basketball player tall, but a lot were significantly shorter than myself.
Why is it surprising? most African nations have averages around 5'4 or 5'5 for males. I think people stereotype them as tall based on American basketball players. Most African countries are shorter than European ones.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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As for the post about Northern Italy, the blondism of Northern Italians is greatly exagerated. Northern Italians aren't "Scandinavians", they still look like South/Central Europeans. Northern Italians are more comparable to Austrians & Southern French in hair color than they are any North European nation.
Obviously it depends on the person, but you're right. I'm of northern Italian descent and I have fairly dark (curly) hair. My cousins also have dark hair. It's not jet black like southern Italians, but still pretty dark compared to a lot of my other non-Italian friends.

I'm also pretty short, but I'm the shortest in my family, including all of my cousins. My grandfather was 6', my dad 5'10, and I'm... um... yeah...

That said, most Italian-Americans come from the southern part of the country. People from Emilia-Romagna aren't very common.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Midwest, to be more specific Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Why is it surprising? most African nations have averages around 5'4 or 5'5 for males. I think people stereotype them as tall based on American basketball players. Most African countries are shorter than European ones.
I think this has more to do with diet but I dint know
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