Samoa Population 2023 (Live)


Samoa's population has remained fairly stable for years and is currently growing at a rate of 0.8% per year. This trend is expected to continue.

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The current population of Samoa is 226,168 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 225,681.

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Samoa Population 2023 (Live)

Samoa Population Clock

Samoa Population (as of 8/24/2023)226,168
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)225,681
Births per Day16
Deaths per Day3
Migrations per Day-4
Net Change per Day9
Population Change Since Jan. 12,115

Components of Population Change

One birth every 90 minutes
One death every 480 minutes
One emigrant every 360 minutes
Net gain of one person every 160 minutes

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Samoa Population by Year (Historical)

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Samoa Population by Year (Projections)

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Samoa Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Samoa.

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Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa and formerly Western Samoa, is a country in the western region of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The two main islands of the country are Upolu and Savai'i.

The first contact with Europeans came in the early 18th century, with mission work beginning in 1830. Germany showed interest in the islands for commercial reasons but the U.S. laid a claim and formed alliances with chieftains on the islands of Tutuila and Manu'a, which were later annexed to the United States as American Samoa. Britain then sent troops to protect British rights, which led to a civil war as America, Germany and the U.K. fought over who should control the islands.

In 1899, the Samoan Islands were partitioned into two parts: the eastern group of islands became a territory of the U.S. (American Samoa) while the Western Islands were German Samoa, which later came under the control of New Zealand until Samoa gained independence in 1962.

Given its size, Samoa's population has remained relatively stable for decades. At the last census in 2006, the population was 179,186. It is estimated this population has grown to 195,000 in 2014.

Samoa Demographics

92.6% of the population are Samoans while 7% are Euronesians, or people with mixed European and Polynesian ancestors. About 0.4% of the population is Europeans. 75% of the population lives on the main island of Upolu.

The religious breakdown of Samoa is: 32% Christian Congregational Church of Samoa, 19% Roman Catholic, 15% Mormon, 4% Seventh-Day Adventist, 1.7% Worship Centre, 5.5% other Christian, 0.7% other, and 0.1% none.

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$822.23 Mn

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