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Old 03-17-2007, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I would say Virginia has very tall people. As does Tennessee.

Any state with a lot of Scottish ancestory.

What do y'all think?
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:23 AM
 
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Since Scandinavians are generally regarded as some of the tallest people on Earth (although the Dutch recently eclipsed them), I would say that Minnesota, North Dakota or any other state with a large Nordic-descended population would be tops.
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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Well that could be. Ive never been to that part of the country. I always thought the Scottish were tall and somewhat the Germans. The English and Irish shorter on average.
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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What do you consider tall? 6 feet?
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I am 6'7" tall and born and raised in Florida. There used to be a lot of tall people here, but since the foreign invasion they either moved away or died off. I rarely see anyone over 6 feet in Miami, and here in Key Largo I do see the occasional tall guy, invariably they are tourists, one was German the other was from Iceland.
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I am 5'11 1/2".

I would say Minnesota has alot of very tall people. I went to a college in NW Minnesota and I always felt short. It seemed like the average guy was slightly taller then me and I would say a 1/3rd of the guys were 6'2 or more.
Usually every day I would see a guy 6'4 or more. I dont know what it is but NW Minnesota has alot of very tall people. The Twin Cities though tend to overall be of average height.

I wonder if its more a dairy farmer thing then a scandenavian trait?

I think alot of the height in NW Minnesota is do to the amount of dairy farms in the area also the scandenavian ancestory of the people.

I wonder if the height is a dutch trait and includes dutch ancestory also. I remember going through NW Iowa which is very dutch and didnt think the people particular there were taller then average. They seemed to be of normal height not as incredibly tall as NW Minnesota.

After going to college for a few years in NW Minnesota and feeling short at
my height I now feel somewhat tall in Nebraska and Colorado.

As far as the Northern Plains go Western Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota are heavily scandenavian while Central and Western North Dakota are heavily german.

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Old 03-18-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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I'm a 5'10 female. My mother is 5'11 and my uncle is 6'5. No one on my mother's side of the family is under 5'9. They are Polish folks from Michigan. I'm only half Polish and 25% Italian and 25% German from my father's side. His mother is 100% Italian. I am so glad not to be all Italian. My father's brother's two daughters are and complain of having facial and back hair. They have always been jealous of my natural blonde hair and blue eyes. I am just glad not to have there Italian temper. Jeez.
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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I knew someone who's parents were midgets....he was 6'4.
Actually, he was 5'6, the rest were shoe lifts. Still, he looked tallish.
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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What do you consider tall? 6 feet?
Well considering the average American male is 5'9, and the average female is 5'4, I would say in general any man over 6 ft tall and any women over 5'8 is on the taller side.

Im only 5'10 and 1/2 so maybe I'm just jealous, lol.
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I'm a 5'10 female. My mother is 5'11 and my uncle is 6'5. No one on my mother's side of the family is under 5'9. They are Polish folks from Michigan. I'm only half Polish and 25% Italian and 25% German from my father's side. His mother is 100% Italian. I am so glad not to be all Italian. My father's brother's two daughters are and complain of having facial and back hair. They have always been jealous of my natural blonde hair and blue eyes. I am just glad not to have there Italian temper. Jeez.
Actually, some I-talians are blonde haired and blue eyed. Especially those from northern Italy.
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