DOM2.1FWHRSlayer wrote:auspicious wrote:
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ ... 2s0209.pdf
Shows it's just under 5'10, the same as the Australian one above. You can't rely on your own observation, you see a few 6'+ guys and it skews your view of what's normal. Every single survey shows it's around 5'9-5'10, and that the last generation hasn't magically shot up.
I was talking white guys, not including ethnics. Also the average height at parties or social events is higher cus shorter ppl stay in more, so 5ft11, plus 1 inch when going out at night makes average 6foot.
So many assumptions, biases and overestimations. Average is ~5'10 for young white males as shown in innumerable studies. There aren't enough ethnics in those studies to alter the results significantly, and not all ethnics are short anyway. This is a strange sort of reverse coping.