Flagpole guidelines regarding the height of a flagpole appropriate for various sized flags.
Since the early days of this country, the U.S. Flag Code has outlined proper flag etiquette on everything from when, where, and how you should fly an American flag. But, did you know there are also general guidelines for the appropriate height of a flagpole?
American flags come in all sizes, from a handheld stick flag, to a large flag that covers an entire football field. The United States Flag Code suggests appropriate sizes flagpoles for various sized American flags. Use this list to ensure your flagpole matches your flag!
Small home flags:
- 3 x 5 foot American flag– 15 to 20 feet high flagpole
- 4 x 6 foot American flag– 20 to 25 feet high flagpole
Medium sized flags:
- 5 x 8 foot American flag– 25 feet high flagpole
- 6 x 10 foot (up to 8 x 12 foot) American flag– 40 to 45 feet high flagpole
- 8 x 12 foot (up to 10 x 15 foot) American flags – 50 feet high flagpole
Large, commercially flown flags:
- 10 x 15 or 10 x 19 American flags – 60 to 65 feet high flagpole
- 10 x 19, up to 12 x 18 feet American flags – 70 to 80 feet high flagpole
- 20 x 38 and 30 x 50 American flags – 90 to 100 feet high flagpole.
Knowing the general guidelines around the height of a flagpole versus size of the American flag, you can ensure you are properly flying your flag. Let us know in the comments below if this article was helpful or if you have additional questions!