Normal weight for 16 year olds (lbs)

The average weight for 16 year old teenage boys is 134.7 lbs and 16 year old teenage girls average 118.9 lbs1 The tables below show the distribution of weight by percentile of the 16 year year old population.

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Around the age of 16, teenagers are experiencing rapid physical changes as they progress through adolescence. The average weight for a 16-year-old falls around 135 lbs for boys and 119 lbs for girls based on CDC growth charts1. As they become more independent, promoting healthy lifestyle choices and encouraging positive body image can help teenagers navigate this transformative stage with confidence and self-assurance.

Body weight percentile table for 16 year old teenage boys

Percentile Weight
3rd 101 lbs
5th 104.3 lbs
10th 109.9 lbs
25th 120.5 lbs
50th 134.7 lbs
75th 152.2 lbs
90th 171.8 lbs
95th 185.8 lbs
97th 196.1 lbs

Body weight percentile table for 16 year old teenage girls

Percentile Weight
3rd 92.2 lbs
5th 94.7 lbs
10th 98.9 lbs
25th 107.2 lbs
50th 118.9 lbs
75th 134.8 lbs
90th 155.2 lbs
95th 172.1 lbs
97th 186 lbs

Source Citations

  1. Robert J. Kuczmarski Dr.P.H. et al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2000 CDC Growth Charts for the United States: Methods and Development
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics Is Your Child Overweight?

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