Jimi Hendrix Height

"You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven."

~ Jimi Hendrix

Legendary musician, singer, and songwriter, Jimi Hendrix is certainly one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and also one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.

Jimi Hendrix's army medical reports reported him as both 70 inches and 69.5 inches tall -- which confirms our own impression of his height.

So Jimi's height was average or slightly above it by today's average male height of the United States. But back in the 1960s, he could have been considered tall, or at least tall-ish -- especially with that afro he had.

The height of Jimi Hendrix was

5'10" or 178 cm

Jimi Hendrix mugshot
Jimi Hendrix

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Sweden 5'11" 5'5½"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"

Data was collected from official sources wherever possible. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to."

~ Jimi Hendrix