The average height of a woman is 5’4’’ (163 cm). Over 50% of American women are between 5’2 and 5`7. Women usually reach their maximum height at a younger age than men owing to early puberty. Their growth is affected by several factors, with genetics and environment being more prominent than others. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the average US woman is 5 ft 3.7 inches (162 cm) tall. Also, the average American woman is tall enough for an astronaut (minimum height 4`10.5) but falls short of the average Miss America winner (5’6.5). Nevertheless, she is the same height as the shortest President (James Madison, 5’4).