How Much Should I Weigh If I'm 5 Feet Tall?

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Gender, age and muscle mass should be considered when assessing your weight to height ratio.
Gender, age and muscle mass should be considered when assessing your weight to height ratio. (Image: scale image by jedphoto from Fotolia.com)

Range for Females

If you are a 5 foot tall female, your weight should rest somewhere between 103 and 137 lbs., with a target weight of approximately 120 lbs.

A 5 foot tall woman should weight between 103 - 137 lbs.
A 5 foot tall woman should weight between 103 - 137 lbs. (Image: female image by Lovrencg from Fotolia.com)

Range for Males

If you are a 5 foot tall man, your target weight should be around 133 lbs., though anywhere within the range of 122 to 144 lbs. is average.

The target weight for a 5 foot tall male is around 133.
The target weight for a 5 foot tall male is around 133. (Image: male sign image by creative from Fotolia.com)

Bottom Line

While using height to determine a healthy weight is a helpful tool, age and muscle mass should also be considered. Children and teens are still growing, for example, and older people have less muscle mass than very athletic people, all of which can affect the height to weight comparison.

Gender is only a general consideration for determining target weight based on height.
Gender is only a general consideration for determining target weight based on height. (Image: my grandfather image by Piter Pkruger from Fotolia.com)

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