American Samoa Population: 55,641

American Samoa is the territory located in the southeast Pacific Ocean. It contains three main islands. There are also two coral atolls. The largest and the populated island in this place is Tutuila. Most of the people are bilingual so that they can speak English and Samoan fluently. The tuna products are the major exports in American Samoa. The important trading partner is the United States.

The largest cities by population in American Samoa

Some of the largest cities in American Samoa are Pago Pago, Tafuna, Leone, Faleniu, and Aua.

American Samoa population history

In the year 2000, the population of Samoa was 57,821, and it has decreased to the population 55,191 this year. The urban population of the country is 48,630. The global population rank of the nation is now 210, and it was the same for the last few years.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 55,191 -0.22% -124 276 88.10% 48,630 0% 7,794,798,739 210
2019 55,312 -0.28% -153 277 87.80% 48,565 0.00% 7,713,468,100 210
2018 55,465 -0.28% -155 277 87.50% 48,526 0.00% 7,631,091,040 210
2017 55,620 -0.22% -121 278 87.20% 48,502 0.00% 7,547,858,925 210
2016 55,741 -0.13% -71 279 87% 48,481 0% 7,464,022,049 210
2015 55,812 -0.10% -53 279 86.80% 48,449 0% 7,379,797,139 209
2010 56,079 -1.20% -697 280 86.90% 48,735 0% 6,956,823,603 209
2005 59,562 0.60% 348 298 87.40% 52,083 0% 6,541,907,027 206
2000 57,821 1.69% 932 289 88.10% 50,956 0% 6,143,493,823 206
1995 53,161 2.34% 1,163 266 84.80% 45,086 0% 5,744,212,979 207
1990 47,347 3.68% 1,566 237 80.40% 38,076 0% 5,327,231,061 207
1985 39,519 3.90% 1,375 198 77.20% 30,515 0% 4,870,921,740 209
1980 32,646 1.67% 519 163 73.90% 24,125 0% 4,458,003,514 209
1975 30,052 1.89% 538 150 72.10% 21,657 0% 4,079,480,606 210
1970 27,363 2.94% 738 137 70.20% 19,209 0% 3,700,437,046 209
1965 23,672 3.30% 710 118 53.30% 12,613 0% 3,339,583,597 208
1960 20,123 0.37% 74 101 65.90% 13,251 0% 3,034,949,748 210
1955 19,754 0.85% 163 99 63.90% 12,613 0% 2,773,019,936 208

American Samoa population forecast

In the year 2050, the population is expected to lower to 53,581. The urban population share will be 51,518. The global population rank of the nation will change to position 211.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 55,191 -0.22% -124 276 88.10% 48,630 0% 7,794,798,739 210
2025 54,890 -0.11% -60 274 89.80% 49,264 0% 8,184,437,460 210
2030 54,728 -0.06% -32 274 91.70% 50,176 0% 8,548,487,400 211
2035 54,521 -0.08% -41 273 93.90% 51,202 0% 8,887,524,213 211
2040 54,264 -0.09% -51 271 95.40% 51,750 0% 9,198,847,240 211
2045 53,920 -0.13% -69 270 96.10% 51,808 0% 9,481,803,274 211
2050 53,581 -0.13% -68 268 96.10% 51,518 0% 9,735,033,990 211

American Samoa demographics

91.6% are native Samoans, 1 % is white, 2.8% are Asians, 4.2% are mixed, and 0.3% belongs to the other origins.

98% of the residents live on the biggest island Tutuila. 35% of the people in the country are not US citizens. Some belong to the category of the foreign-born population, which is 81%.

American Samoa religion and politics

Some of the large Christian denominations in Samoa are Congregational Christian church, The Catholic Church, The Church of Jesus the latter-day saints, and the Methodist Church of Samoa. The other denominations that came later are the Pentecostal population. Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ, the latter-day saints. There are also followers of Buddhism available in small numbers.

The government of American Samoa is under the constitution of American Samoa. It is an unincorporated territory. The Governor of the island is the head of the government. The popular vote elects them for the four years term. Samoa is a self-governing island, so it is under the President of the United States who is the head of the state.

American Samoa economy

The economy follows the trends of other US territories. The federal dollars enter the economy by the social security payments and the categorical grants. The cannery and the local businesses add to the revenues of the island. The efforts are being made to develop tourism on the island.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%