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Old 04-03-2016, 03:43 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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California is mainly short but they do have more tall guys then I thought in the state. They do get alot of transplants so there is a range in heights.
It's short because of the Mexicans and Asians. But I'm not sure what kind of whites it brings in. California attracts white transplants from other states who are considered more than average attractive. Since tallness is desirable, it wouldn't surprise me if California brings in more tall, attractive whites.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:07 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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In the Bay Area (especially Silicon Valley), it's not uncommon to find a man who is under 5'4". There were some who weren't even up to my shoulders (and I've found out that I'm 6'1 1/2" instead of 6'2"). Anybody who is feeling short at 5'9"-5'10" online would likely feel tall there. Whenever I notice somebody who is even 5'11", they always appear to be a lot taller (like 6'3"-6'4" sometimes) from far away just because of the fact that they're frequently surrounded by people who are significantly shorter than them.
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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Being from Minnesota I would have to say we have the tallest I'm 6'3 and never considered myself at all tall until college. There's a ton of 6'5-6'6 people everywhere. I would say 6'2 is about average here. We used to call my 5'11 friend the hobbit in high school. I was amazed going on spring break in the south and seeing how short everyone is. Most of my friends I went with are 6'2-6'8 and people kept asking us if we were a basketball team, but if you walk into any target or Walmart in Minnesota you will find a 6'8 guy. Iowa and North Dakota are also tall, and parts of Wisconsin. Going to Chicago as well I was surprised by how short they are I had never seen so many 5'9 people in my life
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:00 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Salt Lake City and Denver have so many short people, but I still would say that the average height in either of those places isn't as low as it is in the Bay Area, however. I would say that the average height in the Bay area is seriously 5'7" (possibly shorter in Silicon Valley), with it being 5'8 1/2" in the two big cities that I mentioned up above.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:28 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.
Alaska has some tall people as well. Everybody that I've met from there is between 6'0"-6'3" (and I've met a ton of people from there).
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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ikr im average for my height but seem really tall because i live in Maryland gotta tell u ppl r making me feel like a giant here
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Being from Minnesota I would have to say we have the tallest I'm 6'3 and never considered myself at all tall until college. There's a ton of 6'5-6'6 people everywhere. I would say 6'2 is about average here. We used to call my 5'11 friend the hobbit in high school. I was amazed going on spring break in the south and seeing how short everyone is. Most of my friends I went with are 6'2-6'8 and people kept asking us if we were a basketball team, but if you walk into any target or Walmart in Minnesota you will find a 6'8 guy. Iowa and North Dakota are also tall, and parts of Wisconsin. Going to Chicago as well I was surprised by how short they are I had never seen so many 5'9 people in my life
You should come to Arizona, you'll feel like a giant at 6'3". I've met a lot of men here who are 5'5" or shorter even. I think most are around 5'7" or so.

I'm on the taller end of the spectrum for women (5'8") on average but I'm probably considered a giant here in Arizona. Most girls here are 5'2" or even shorter. Most of my friends are 5' even.

I need to move to Minnesota I think.
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Phila4Now
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Here in WA the men And women are as tall as the evergreens!....
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Old 07-03-2016, 08:17 PM
 
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I need to shout this out: SOUTH CAROLINA has the shortest men. And I do mean short 5'6 - 5'7 and under.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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After reading this thread again since it was resurrected, I noticed a correlation that colder states generally have taller people according to these anecdotes. Is there a reason for this?
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