Samoa Population 2024 (Live)

228,240

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.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
2,780
The current population of Samoa is 228,240 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 228,966.

Samoa Growth Rate

Samoa Population 2024 (Live)

Samoa Population Clock

Samoa Population (as of 4/10/2024)228,240
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)228,966
Births per Day16
Deaths per Day3
Migrations per Day-4
Net Change per Day9
Population Change Since Jan. 1909

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

Samoa Population Clock

City
2024 Population
Apia40,407
Asau6,643
Mulifanua4,508
Afega1,895
Leulumoega1,458
Safotu1,207
Lufilufi1,074
Vailoa769
Samamea89

Samoa Population Density Map

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024228,9661.56%81189133
2023225,6811.48%80189135
2020214,9291.43%76189135
2019211,9051.05%75189136
2018209,7011%74189137
2017207,6301.01%73189136
2015203,5710.9%72188137
2010194,6720.63%69188136
2005188,6260.5%67187130
2000184,0081.02%65186125
1995174,9020.79%62185125
1990168,1860.2%59185123
1985166,5170.19%59182118
1980164,9051.21%58180114
1975155,2631.69%55180114
1970142,7711.93%50179111
1965129,7892.75%46178108
1960113,3352.94%40178110
195598,0372.2%35177110

Samoa Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024228,9661.56%81189133
2025232,2311.56%82189131
2030248,6271.37%88189130
2035265,7311.34%94189126
2040283,7381.32%100188121
2045302,0431.26%107188117
2050320,0161.16%113188114
2055337,1461.05%119187112
2060353,6800.96%125186110
2065369,6470.89%131184106
2070384,8780.81%136184106
2075399,0500.73%141183103
2080411,5990.62%145183100
2085422,2730.51%14918298
2090430,8050.4%15218097
2095437,1970.29%15418096

Samoa Population by Year (Projections)

Samoa Population Pyramid 2024

Samoa Median Age

25.6

Total

25.3

Male

26

Female

Samoa Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Samoa.

Census Years

Year
Date
2021November 2021
20167 November 2016
20117 November 2011
20065 November 2006
20015 November 2001
19915 November 1991
19864 November 1986

Samoa Population Pyramid

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.

Samoa Population Rank 2024
Country Age
Area (km²)
2,842
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$0.94
GDP (UN '22)
$857.26 Mn

Samoa - General Info

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