Samoa Population 2020 (Live)

198,982
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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.

The current population of Samoa is 198,982, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 198,414.

Samoa Growth Rate

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Samoa Population 2020 (Live)

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

Samoa Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020198,4140.67%70.11188142
2019197,0970.49%69.65188142
2018196,1290.40%69.30188141
2017195,3520.42%69.03188139
2016194,5350.53%68.74188138
2015193,5130.80%68.38188138
2010185,9490.68%65.71187141
2005179,7270.60%63.51186136
2000174,4540.51%61.64185131
1995170,0540.88%60.09184127
1990162,8030.35%57.53184124
1985159,9900.57%56.53183121
1980155,5250.55%54.96180116
1975151,3591.12%53.48179113
1970143,1492.41%50.58178110
1965127,0543.18%44.90177110
1960108,6292.90%38.38177113
195594,1782.78%33.28176113
195082,0970.00%29.01177116

Samoa Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020198,4140.67%70.11188142
2025209,3191.08%73.96188141
2030220,3711.03%77.87188138
2035231,8591.02%81.93188136
2040243,8961.02%86.18188138
2045256,1080.98%90.50188137
2050267,3910.87%94.48188134
2055277,0970.72%97.91187128
2060285,4610.60%100.87187128
2065293,0780.53%103.56187128
2070300,3420.49%106.13185127
2075306,8230.43%108.42185123
2080311,7000.32%110.14185124
2085314,4240.17%111.10185123
2090314,8800.03%111.27185124
2095313,351-0.10%110.72185125

Samoa Population by Year (Projections)

Samoa Population Pyramid 2020

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Samoa Median Age

24.4


Total

24.1


Male

24.6


Female

Samoa Population by Age

There are 110,857 adults in Samoa.

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.

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