How tall is Mike Pence

Mike Pence's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

American politician and former Vice President of the United States of America. According to a physical, Pence measured 5ft 10 inches and weighed 208 pounds.

How tall is Mike Pence
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Average Guess (88 Votes)
5ft 8.91in (175cm)
5'10 Dude said on 31/Jan/21
5'9 seems accurate. 5'10 with dress shoes. Rob, you still have him described as "Vice President-Elect".
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 31/Jan/21
5'8.5 and around 190lbs, perhaps closer to 200 and 5'9" when younger.
Looks pretty fit for his age, and yes I agree with "Hyper"... a verrrrry calm dude...
john bomfire said on 6/Dec/20
pence's eyes are at trump's chin level, so gotta be below 5'9
Vincent Caleb said on 31/Oct/20
@Tall Sam:
hunter perruquet said on 15/Oct/20
so we just not going to talk about the "old man trump" and how they took 2 inchs on FLOUS and 2 inches off pence and 3 inches! of trump hight. Trump 6'3. Pence 5'10. FLOUS 5'11
Hyper said on 13/Oct/20
He might be taller than Tom Hardy.

I can see 5'9 1/8". Very calm dude, though!
Tall Sam said on 12/Oct/20
Maybe he's 5'9 1/8" with the fly on his head.
vastlybetter566 said on 10/Aug/20
Hey Rob, do you think German vice chancellor Olaf Scholz could be a 5ft7 guy?
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Editor Rob
beside Pene he can look about 5ft 7
Paul Wood said on 9/May/20
He was listed on the internet as 5ft 8in for a long time but suddenly he's shot up to 5ft 10in on many sites. He could well be 5ft 9in but he might be under, say 5ft 8.5in. I saw a photo of him in a line up next to Dr Antony Fauci, who is heading up the US Coronavirus task force and it seemed to me that if Pence is this sort of height then Dr Fauci couldn't be the 5ft 7in he is listed at on many sites. I think Dr Fauci is 5ft 6in, maybe a little under.
Ryland said on 10/Mar/20
Rob, how tall do you figure the man on the right is? Click Here
Editor Rob
Could be close to 6ft
Karl Miller said on 30/Nov/19
I have some perspective on the Republicans in this group having stood next to all of them in security details. I was 5'10 in my twenties in the military. I am a 5'9 ( (just a hair over). I was wearing regular dress shoes with all. I am taller than Pence by what seemed like a good bit. I put him at 5'8 max. Definitely not 5'9. Bush was slightly taller than me in 2006. I put him at 5'10 1/2 to 5'11 max. Donald Trump is substantially taller than me despite slouching. He is just large (of course I am short). Trump is a solid 6'1 pushing or likely closer to 6'2. I'll give him 6'1. 3/4
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 4/Oct/19
He seems somewhat like somewhere around 5ft 8 when standing next to Trump who is legit 6 footer Current Billionaire US President.. there seems like 4 inch differences height between them....
Ian555 said on 6/May/19
Rob I just did a BMI test for Pence and it says at 5' 10" and 208 lbs, he's put as overweight. But if you put him at 5' 9" with the same weight, he's put at obese. Seems a bit strange doesn't it Rob?
Editor Rob
Unless he has a good physique and a lot of muscle under his suits - I'm not keen on looking for evidence of that though 😄
MrFish said on 13/Dec/18
Rob, how could Pence be 208 pounds? He and I are about the same height, but he's over 30 pounds heavier than I am.
Editor Rob
Physically he looks like he's packing a few extra pounds under his suit...maybe knock a few pounds off if he got weighed in clothing.
Rick1 said on 6/Dec/18
Lol Greg he’s not 5’7 If you look at the start she has small heels on
Tod Charming said on 30/Aug/18
Pence is average height. 5'9
Gaga said on 28/Aug/18
he's 5'7"
It is a little smaller than Melanie.
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Vijayan said on 26/May/18
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Rob, is there a full 2 inches between 5'11 Bush and Mike Pence here? Picture was taken over 15 years ago though, but Bush is slouching though it seems like. Pretty sure Pence hasn't even lost a fraction!
Vijayan said on 26/May/18
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Rob is there 2 inches between 5'11 Bush and Pence here? Bush is obviously slouching a bit, but pretty sure 5'9 flat is Pence height, even over 15 years ago.
Editor Rob
Possibly a little less than 2 inches between them. Pence could have been 176cm
Danrook7979 said on 25/Apr/18
Hey Rob, regarding Pence, do you still think he is a flat 5'9 compared to Macron who you put down as a flat 5'8 on here? Here is a video of both of them together: Click Here
Editor Rob
Arguably a fraction over 5ft 9
haxxx said on 23/Apr/18
.25 or .50 would be more accurate tbh
even said on 20/Mar/18
legitimate 5 foot 9
MrFish said on 8/Feb/18
Rob, here's a wider shot. Still a 1/2-3/4 inch difference?

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Editor Rob
I think Pence has a higher eyelevel, I wouldn't really think there was more than 3/4 inch between them.
MrFish said on 7/Feb/18
Rob, how tall does Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe look alongside Pence?

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He looks a bit shorter, maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inch just in that one shot.
JJJ said on 29/Jan/18
5'9 is the lowest i'd go. He managed to look 3 inches shorter than trump meaning he'd be more 5'9.5 and 5'10 in shoes.
Jake94 (5'9 said on 19/Jan/18
Ted Cruz always wears thick boots, he was listed as 5'8" on Google at one point.
MrFish said on 17/Jan/18
Rob, how about a downgrade to 5ft 8.75? If you look at him with Trump and Paul Ryan, I think that you would agree that he's maybe a weak 5ft 9. When I met him, I'd say he was exactly the same as myself, if not a fraction shorter. Maybe 5ft 10 in shoes rounded up.
Editor Rob
He could have lost a small fraction, like within 1/4 inch from his 30's.
James said on 20/Dec/17
I think 5'10 maybe possible it's a measurement done by the government and they would have you do a barefoot measurement though could it be earlier in the day? When I was in the navy they had us do barefoot measurements though who knows maybe they did use shoes he doesn't really seem like a tall guy anyways
Editor Rob: in shoes Pence being 5ft 10 is believable.

Barefoot I struggle to see how he could hit that mark.
Jason said on 23/Nov/17
Regarding Ted Cruz' height -- remember he is almost always wearing his Texas cowboy boots. He wore his boots to the republican debates; he wears them to senate meetings, he wears them seemingly all the time. And those cowboy boots give a minimum 2" height increase. And Trump and Pence are generally wearing relatively flat-soled dress shoes which provide maybe 1" of lift (maybe even 0.75"). I wager that Ted Cruz is 5'9" or 5'9.5" at most.
TJE said on 16/Nov/17
Ehh, idk about Cruz at 179; he's only about 2 cm taller than Rubio who may be shorter than his 175 listing.
MM said on 15/Nov/17
Rob, you've said Ted Cruz looks a couple of inches taller than Pence, but Cruz ain't 5'11 with Trump
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More like 5'10? and maybe Pence is a weak 5'9 and almost 5'10 in shoes?
Editor Rob: Cruz at 5ft 10.5 is possible.
anon176 said on 9/Nov/17
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anon176 said on 9/Nov/17
I think Trump's eye-level is around 4" which means he can appear taller since it's far less than average. How could it be more? ;)

The lowest I would argue for Pence is 5ft 9.5 - his eyes are at Trumps upper lip.
Pence eye-level is around 4.5". If "Mr. Fish" is right Trump is sub 6'.
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Greg said on 27/Mar/17
don't understand, is he wearing lifts here:
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'cos he looks maybe an inch or so shorter than Trump and I really doubt Trump is below 6'.
Ground is uneven Mr. Lurik

@Mr. Fish
I suppose you guessed him incorrect. If Trump is 6ft 0.5in Mike has to be at least 5ft 10.
Bobby said on 7/Nov/17
Shouldn't this guy get a peak height listing? He's got grey hair, he's definitely way past 60.
Editor Rob: late 50's he might have escaped with minimal losses so far, looks fitter than many men 20 years younger!
MrFish said on 7/Nov/17
I guess I can claim about 5ft 9in. I would have said that Pence and I were within a centimeter, if not exactly the same.
Xavier said on 1/Nov/17
Mike Pence is 5 foot 8. He makes old man Trump look tall again.
theL4st said on 20/Oct/17
Rob is 174 more likely than 175 ?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't go any less than 5ft 9
Cameron said on 25/Sep/17
He actually looks taller than Melania Trump. So either an upgrade to Pence or downgrade to Melania.
MD said on 23/Sep/17
I obviously mixed up the names, but my point was you seeing six inches anyhere between Pence any of those people is crazy. You post pictures here by running the link to the photo through
Jack said on 19/Sep/17

Read my comment again, this time thoroughly.

I never said Pence looks six inches shorter, anywhere.

I wrote that Sean Spicer looks a good six inches short than Mike Pence; whereas Preibus looks roughly four to five inches shorter than Pence.

Here are some sources:

(I was originally going to post links to picture, but this site has restrictions so just Google Image up 'Mike Pence Sean Spicer’, ‘Reince Preibus Mike Pence’, and ‘Reince Preibus Sean Spicer’. You’ll see plenty of photos to support my assertions here)
MD said on 19/Sep/17
Jack, where are you seeing photos where Pence looks six inches shorter and Reibus four to five? This is non-sensical.
Jack said on 16/Sep/17
I’m hoping people here could shed some light on something for me:

Sean Spicer is constantly listed as 5’8’’. I find this impossible to believe for a few reasons.

1) When standing to Mike Pence, who has been listed as ranging anywhere from 5’8’’ to 5’10’’, Spicer looks a good 6 inches shorter
2) If John McCain is 5’9’’ and Pence is a 5’10’’; I can find that more believable than Sean Spicer being a 5’8’’ given that he consistently appears shorter than every man and woman he’s pictured with, whereas there is a minimal height difference between McCain and Pence.

I also struggle with Reince Preibus being listed as a 5’8’’ online when he clearly has an inch or two on Sean when they stand on even ground next to each other, but still comes in several inches shorter than Mike Pence (like, at least 4-5 inches).

I just saw Spicer on Kimmel yesterday and if Jimmy is believed to be around 6ft, he looked like he had a good foot over Spicer.

Rob, what say you?
MrFish said on 14/Sep/17
Having met him, I'd say that he is very close to my height. 174-175cm. Definitely not near 5ft 10in.
MM said on 8/Sep/17
Rob, why don't you put in the description he put down 5'10 and 208 pounds in his medicals? I can believe 5'10 but only in shoes. Also, is 208 pounds possible for this guy??? Last time I checked he wasn't fat at all, and for his height, 200 pounds should be overweight.
Editor Rob: I've done that now!

208 pounds in clothes+shoes+wallet+gold chains yes.
Spencer said on 4/Aug/17
Looks 174 cm
Paul said on 6/Jul/17
Didn't see any mention of this but he released his medical records and they say 5'10. Click Here

I'm assuming he was measured by the doctor, so I don't know why there's a disparity. Could it potentially be a peak height? He's 58, him having lost an inch somewhere along the line isn't that out of the blue. He really doesn't look 5'10 ever.
Editor Rob: if they release Jenny's hospital records her height would be listed at 5ft 9 because they took it in sneakers.

Is 5ft 10 barefoot possible for Mike? Or 5ft 10 in shoes...
Lpolo said on 24/Jun/17

Would you say he has wide shoulders and a small head?
Hans Meiser said on 24/Jun/17
Pence doesn't have to feel bad about being normal. A 10 year old who is 5'8 is extremely unusual.
Well, maybe he won't have to bear this feeling of inferiority in the future, if Trump gets impeached xD.
He would make a better president anyway.
Travis said on 15/Jun/17
Pence is incredibly tiny compared to the Trump circle members. All of Trump's children dwarf him, including the ten year old. I'd say Mike is a weak 5'8.5" in the morning. Probably 5'9" in shoes.
jc said on 9/Jun/17
@Greg @Cameron

There also seems to be some elevation of the ground favoring Pence and plus they're both walking in that picture.
BillisaLefty said on 18/May/17
He's substantially shorter than Trump (6'1''). The tallest he could be is 5'10''.
Eamon said on 23/Apr/17
5'8.5. Standing next to Malcolm Turnbull (5'10) he looks over an inch shorter
Cameron said on 30/Mar/17
@Greg, that picture isn't taken at a very good angle.
Greg said on 27/Mar/17
don't understand, is he wearing lifts here:
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'cos he looks maybe an inch or so shorter than Trump and I really doubt Trump is below 6'.
MrFish said on 14/Feb/17
Rob, having met him and seeing him next to Trump, I'd strongly advise a downgrade to 5ft 8.5in. I can't see him as strong against Trump as Shinzo Abe, and he wasn't taller than me when I met him last summer.
Nova176 said on 7/Feb/17
Probably 174.

Rob you should fix the typo in the description. United states of American? ;')
HonestSlovene said on 2/Feb/17
@Phil Since when can you assess someone's height based on a face? What a low IQ comment.
Phil said on 21/Jan/17
He has a "dwarf small face" He is not over 5 foot 7.
A 171cm male said on 20/Jan/17
On the inauguration he looked 69in...
HonestSlovene said on 20/Jan/17
@ggl LOL bad pics aside he doesn't look even shorter than him and Mccain is about 5'8" and was a sloid 5'9" peak.
ggl said on 15/Jan/17
he's shorter than mccain wtf, he's 5'7"

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gavthechav said on 25/Nov/16
honestly no more than 5'7 trumps little son is already edging him in height and he's probably about 5'6-5'7
HonestSlovene said on 25/Nov/16
Yes Joe I agree, I would say he is like Jeremy Renner, can look 174 cm with bad posture BUT normally looks 175-176 cm with normal posture!
AJ said on 25/Nov/16
As someone mentioned earlier on here can dip below 5'9", but also believe he was 5'9" or over peak.
Joe257 said on 24/Nov/16
Honestly 5'9" is a Good Estimate for Mike Pence's Height! Although, Sometimes He Can Look Slightly Shorter than this.... maybe 5'8.5" would be a Better Guess for Him; Cause I Really doubt that Mike Pence would be as Short as 5'8" Flat!
Shredder said on 18/Nov/16
5 ft 8 or just over
Truth said on 17/Nov/16
Looks short, less than 5'9"
Alxr37 said on 16/Nov/16
I think he's 5'8.25 or 5'8.5
TJE said on 16/Nov/16
Looks somewhere around this. Why no page for Joe Biden tho?
Editor Rob: tje, I've never looked at Biden much.
jay said on 16/Nov/16
Might have been 5'9 at his peak, but these days he's clearly about 5'8 as evidenced by the many pictures taken of him next to Trump where the top of his head is below Trump's eyeline by a noticeable margin. Good example of a guy with a build that makes him look taller, i.e. lean but with a muscular upper body and broad shoulders.
anon said on 14/Nov/16
He's 5'8 tops Trumps son Barron who is 10 I believe was around the same height as him and I'm sure Barron is no more than 5'7.
HonestSlovene said on 14/Nov/16
Yeah I also thought about 5'10" for him but 5'9" could work too I guess. Never looked short in the debates. The 6'0" listing is way off. I don't know Shredder but out of all politicians Hillary still scares me the most, Pence is just sort of "meh", same as Tim Kane.
Dingus said on 14/Nov/16
I was hoping he would get a listing. He seems very broad shouldered, but noticeably shorter than Trump.
Shredder said on 13/Nov/16
This guy scares me , not Trump.
Peter175 said on 13/Nov/16
Would have thought 5ft10, but I can get behind this
fishnet said on 13/Nov/16
Mike would be a 5'8.5". If you watched the VP debates Tim Kaine who is 5'10" according to Google was about 1.5" taller then Mike.
RP said on 13/Nov/16
Looks correct...
5'9" to 5'9.5"-ish
patron said on 13/Nov/16
he looks shorter than ted cruz compared to donald trump, 5'7.5 is better
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 13/Nov/16
I agree with this listing Rob.

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