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Old 04-17-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Are you kidding me? California has some of the tallest men I have ever seen. At least in SoCal.
I've been up north, and most were under 5'9". How south were you if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Tallest:
1. North Dakota
2. Washington
3. Iowa
4. Minnesota (I'm sorry, but there aren't many tall individuals out of the twin cities from what I've noticed. I tower over most individuals when out of them).
5. Georgia.

Shortest:
1. California (a 5'10" guy alone would feel real tall there).
2. New York (although I have walked by a few taller individuals in New York City, but that's because you're bound to in the densest city when it has nearly 9 million people or 12 million counting tourists)
3. Hawaii
4. Texas
5. Florida (I rarely come across people who are even 5'11" there)
6. New Mexico
7. Arizona (how come nobody has mentioned this one? Most are short, but they tend to be very muscular from what I've noticed)
8. Oregon (I've rarely noticed tall individuals there, and I tower over my friends who were born there and live there).
9. Missouri (I live there and I tower over nearly everybody at about 6'2")
10. Louisiana (it ties with Alabama)
From my time living in Texas and Georgia, I'd say that most Blacks, on average, appeared to be much shorter in the latter. I feel shorter here in Houston than I remember feeling in Atlanta. I wouldn't doubt that Dallas probably has some of the tallest averages among black men.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:16 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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From my time living in Texas and Georgia, I'd say that most non-Hispanics, on average, appeared to be much shorter in the latter. I feel shorter here in Houston than I remember feeling in Atlanta.
Atlanta by itself didn't seem tall to me like other regions of Georgia did, and yeah, Houston might be tall. I felt just 'tall' in Houston, but almost like a giant in other parts of Texas.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Atlanta by itself didn't seem tall to me like other regions of Georgia did, and yeah, Houston might be tall. I felt just 'tall' in Houston, but almost like a giant in other parts of Texas.
Well, I edited my post where I mentioned non-Hispanics. When I thought it about, there wasn't a noticeable difference with whites or Asian, but certainly with blacks.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I've been up north, and most were under 5'9". How south were you if you don't mind me asking?
I was in the general San Diego area. I mean...it's not THAT big of an area.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:02 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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I was in the general San Diego area. I mean...it's not THAT big of an area.
Okay, yeah, I haven't been there so no comment (I've skimmed through posts on older threads and some others imply that San Diego is a taller city as well). However, in the parts that I've been to (like Los Angeles-Orange County, Fresno, the Ventura and the Bay Area to Sacramento, also Mount Shasta) I could often by walk by many people and be by far the tallest out of everybody at 6'2" with 6'3-6'4" being a complete standout no matter where one is. Despite that, it feels like I've been unfortunate with running into guys who are like 6'3 in some places.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:43 AM
 
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Tallest:
1. North Dakota
2. Washington
3. Iowa
4. Minnesota (I'm sorry, but there aren't many tall individuals out of the twin cities from what I've noticed. I tower over most individuals when out of them).
5. Georgia.

Shortest:
1. California (a 5'10" guy alone would feel real tall there).
2. New York (although I have walked by a few taller individuals in New York City, but that's because you're bound to in the densest city when it has nearly 9 million people or 12 million counting tourists)
3. Hawaii
4. Texas
5. Florida (I rarely come across people who are even 5'11" there)
6. New Mexico
7. Arizona (how come nobody has mentioned this one? Most are short, but they tend to be very muscular from what I've noticed)
8. Oregon (I've rarely noticed tall individuals there, and I tower over my friends who were born there and live there).
9. Missouri (I live there and I tower over nearly everybody at about 6'2")
10. Louisiana (it ties with Alabama)
How is it that Oregon is among the states with the smallest people while its neighbor Washington is a state with one of the tallest people ?

they demography is practically the same
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:58 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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How is it that Oregon is among the states with the smallest people while its neighbor Washington is a state with one of the tallest people ?

they demography is practically the same
It depends on where you are. Portland, Oregon was extremely tall (there are a ton of Europeans there, and a lot were 6'3-6'6"+ and I even randomly walked by a 6'11" guy). However, I noticed in other big cities in Oregon (like Salem, Eugene, Gresham and Bend for example) that the male whites were significantly shorter with the female whites actually being like 5'9-5'11" often (pretty ironic, isn't it?). The Asians were actually taller there as well for some reason which made no sense to me (I ran into several who I swore were like 6'4-6'5", when most white men were like 5'9-5'11" in these places!).
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I think the guys in Arizona are pretty short. Girls too. Most guys here are 5'10" or less. Usually they are only barely taller than me or shorter. I'm a girl and I'm 5'8", and I tower over most of the girls here. By a good few inches. Usually the girls here will be in four/five inch heels and still be shorter than me, or at my height. I've also met a lot of girls here who barely pass 5'0". Not so many near my size.

I'm from a very tall family, where the girls average 5'5" and the guys average around 6'4", with none of the guys going under six foot. When people meet my family members, usually one of the first things they comment to me is how tall my family is. With that being said, Arizona leans shorter, I'd think.

Contrary to most of this thread, the Hispanic men in my family are the tallest.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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Texas and Minnesota for tallest

Also some parts of the Midwest.

I'm 6' 1" and sometimes I feel short in those areas.
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