American Samoa Population 2020 (Live)

The current population of American Samoa is , based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 55,191.

American Samoa Growth Rate

American Samoa Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Pago Pago11,500
Tafuna11,017
Ta`u873
Taulaga37

American Samoa Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202055,191-0.22%275.9521051
201955,312-0.28%276.5621051
201855,465-0.28%277.3221050
201755,620-0.22%278.1021049
201655,741-0.13%278.7121049
201555,812-0.10%279.0620949
201056,079-1.20%280.3920948
200559,5620.60%297.8120641
200057,8211.69%289.1120640
199553,1612.34%265.8120742
199047,3473.68%236.7420744
198539,5193.90%197.5920947
198032,6461.67%163.2320952
197530,0521.89%150.2621051
197027,3632.94%136.8220951
196523,6723.30%118.3620954
196020,1230.37%100.6121058
195519,7540.85%98.7720855
195018,9400.00%94.7020854

American Samoa Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202055,191-0.22%275.9521051
202554,890-0.11%274.4521055
203054,728-0.06%273.6421159
203554,521-0.08%272.6121162
204054,264-0.09%271.3221161
204553,920-0.13%269.6021160
205053,581-0.13%267.9021061
205553,016-0.21%265.0821161
206052,253-0.29%261.2621261
206551,285-0.37%256.4321364
207050,026-0.50%250.1321465
207548,408-0.66%242.0421467
208046,398-0.84%231.9921470
208544,056-1.03%220.2821574
209041,516-1.18%207.5821677
209538,861-1.31%194.3121683

American Samoa Population by Year (Projections)

American Samoa is not a country but is instead an unincorporated territory of the United States. American Samoa is not to be confused with Samoa. American Samoa is located to the southeast of Samoa in the Pacific Ocean. The territory is made up of five islands and two coral atolls. In total, the land area of American Samoa is about 77 square miles. With a population estimated to be about 55,689 in 2018, this puts the population density at nearly 671 people per square mile.

The capital of American Samoa is Pago Pago, which is located on the main island of Tutuila. As of 2010, the population was over 3,600, making this the most populous settlement in American Samoa.

The majority of inhabitants in American Samoa are U.S. nations but are not U.S. citizens. As many as 15% of inhabitants are U.S. citizens, while around 35% were foreign-born. Over three-quarters of the foreign-born population came from Samoa. There are two official languages in the territory: English and Samoan. The majority of American Samoans speak both languages.

Around 91% of inhabitants are native Samoans. Minority ethnic groups include whites, Asians, and mixed races. American Samoans are predominantly Christian. In fact, estimates from 2010 show that over 98% are of the Christian faith.

About 5,000 people in Samoa work in the public sector for the territorial government. About 5,000 people work in the private sector. A large number of people also work at the StarKist tuna cannery, which exports millions of dollars in canned tuna to the U.S. annually.

About American Samoa

  1. American Samoa Department of Commerce
  2. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1950, 1956, 1960, 1970, 1974, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration. Estimates of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community were also taken into account.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer