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Old 04-18-2014, 01:20 PM
 
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I found that the people in New York City to be quite short. But I don't know if race and ethnicity is the cause. It seems like the Irish guys in Boston and NYC are shorter than the Irish guys in Chicago.
It probably is race and ethnicity. Asians, Italians, and Hispanics are a large percentage of NYC residents.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:57 PM
 
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Everyone is saying the upper midwest but I would think the deep south must be up there too. The British descended are not short at all by world standards and the African American population is taller than the European American population.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:21 PM
 
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There's plenty of information on the Internet about what state has the fattest residents (sorry, Mississippi and Louisiana), but what state has the tallest? My sense is that the further west you go the taller the people get.

I'm from Nevada where I was pretty average height, but I tower over everyone here in Maryland.
I would go with Minnesota for tallest and Hawaii for shortest. While it's true that Scandinavian folks are notorious for being tall, those of African descent also tend to be tall. Therefore, maybe states with higher African American populations would rank among the tallest as well.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:46 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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I would go with Minnesota for tallest and Hawaii for shortest. While it's true that Scandinavian folks are notorious for being tall, those of African descent also tend to be tall. Therefore, maybe states with higher African American populations would rank among the tallest as well.
Yes, although I did see a couple of guys who were like 6'8-6'9" in Hawaii (which I rarely see, despite running into a few of them with my luck, along with a 7'0 guy there) but they both looked completely out of place there.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:20 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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There's plenty of information on the Internet about what state has the fattest residents (sorry, Mississippi and Louisiana), but what state has the tallest? My sense is that the further west you go the taller the people get.

I'm from Nevada where I was pretty average height, but I tower over everyone here in Maryland.
Portland, Oregon has residents who are quite tall after checking. However, it's not like I felt average there. I was taller than at least 97% of the men there at 6'1.75"-6'2", but most were close. I bet that 5/6 of the male population is between 5'10"-6'0.5". There were also a ton of women around 5'9-5'11" there.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Not sure about Utah, but I definitely would list Upper Midwestern states due to the ancestry and what I've seen as I've travelled.
Utah has many folks of Scandinavian descent as well. Maybe that's it.
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Idaho has the tallest women, but not the tallest men. Most were 5'11"-6'0", with anything above that being quite tall.
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: US
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I think the tallest would have to be
1. Minnesota
2. North Dakota
3. South Dakota,
4. Iowa
5. Nebraska (hasn't been mentioned. Not only am I 5 ft 7 and am short even compared to quite a few girls here, but there are a lot of Germans, and a few scandinavians, granted I'm czech, and most eastern europeans while not super short, aren't super tall either.)

As for the shortest the top 5 would probably be
1. New Mexico due to hispanic influence
2. Texas, again with hispanic influence, granted a lot of white guys i've known from there weren't that tall.
3. California
4. Hawaii
5. New York
Time to relocate. I am 168 cms!
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Portland, Oregon has residents who are quite tall after checking. However, it's not like I felt average there. I was taller than at least 97% of the men there at 6'1.75"-6'2", but most were close. I bet that 5/6 of the male population is between 5'10"-6'0.5". There were also a ton of women around 5'9-5'11" there.
Portlanders are significantly taller than Syracusans.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Shortest=Idaho.
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