American Samoa Population 2021

55,100
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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.

The United States territory of American Samoa is located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa, and is made up of five main islands and two coral atolls. While there are no specific cities in American Samoa, Pago Pago functions as the capital and urban center of the territory, and is situated on the largest and main island of Tutuila.

The island of Tutuila has a population of around 55,000, of which around 4,000 people live in Pago Pago. The Pago Pago metropolitan area includes a number of villages located along Pago Pago Harbor. These include Utulei, Fagatogo, Malaloa, Pago Pago (a separate village with a population of around 3,500), Satala and Atu'u.

Tutuila is in fact home to the vast majority of American Samoa's population – around 95% of residents live on the island, which is a popular tourist destination due to its beaches, coral reefs and mountains. The Manuʻa Islands are also part of American Samoa, although they have a population of just 1,400, while nearby Rose Atoll is an uninhabited wildlife refuge.

The current population of American Samoa is 55,100 based on projections of the latest available data.

American Samoa Growth Rate

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

The United States territory of American Samoa is located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa, and is made up of five main islands and two coral atolls. While there are no specific cities in American Samoa, Pago Pago functions as the capital and urban center of the territory, and is situated on the largest and main island of Tutuila.

The island of Tutuila has a population of around 55,000, of which around 4,000 people live in Pago Pago. The Pago Pago metropolitan area includes a number of villages located along Pago Pago Harbor. These include Utulei, Fagatogo, Malaloa, Pago Pago (a separate village with a population of around 3,500), Satala and Atu'u.

Tutuila is in fact home to the vast majority of American Samoa's population – around 95% of residents live on the island, which is a popular tourist destination due to its beaches, coral reefs and mountains. The Manuʻa Islands are also part of American Samoa, although they have a population of just 1,400, while nearby Rose Atoll is an uninhabited wildlife refuge.

American Samoa Cities

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²)
202155,100-0.23%275.50
202055,191-0.22%275.95
201955,312-0.28%276.56
201855,465-0.28%277.32
201755,620-0.22%278.10
201655,741-0.13%278.70
201555,812-0.10%279.06
201056,079-1.20%280.39
200559,5620.60%297.81
200057,8211.70%289.11
199553,1612.34%265.81
199047,3473.68%236.74
198539,5193.90%197.59
198032,6461.67%163.23
197530,0521.89%150.26
197027,3632.94%136.81
196523,6723.30%118.36
196020,1230.37%100.61
195519,7540.84%98.77

American Samoa Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²)
202255,030-0.21%275.15
202354,984-0.17%274.92
202454,930-0.14%274.65
202554,890-0.11%274.45
203054,728-0.06%273.64
203554,521-0.08%272.61
204054,264-0.09%271.32
204553,920-0.13%269.60
205053,581-0.13%267.90
205553,016-0.21%265.08
206052,253-0.29%261.26
206551,285-0.37%256.43
207050,026-0.50%250.13
207548,408-0.66%242.04
208046,398-0.84%231.99
208544,056-1.03%220.28
209041,516-1.18%207.58
209538,861-1.31%194.31

American Samoa Population by Year (Future)

American Samoa - Highlights

  1. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. City Population - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts for Cities - City Population - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts for Cities, Agglomerations and Administrative Divisions of all Countries of the World
  3. GeoNames Gazetteer

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