Samoa Population: 197,938

Samoa is made up of nine volcanic islands. The main islands Savaii and Upolu makeup ninety-nine percent of the land. The smaller islands are Manono, Apolima, Fanuatopu, and Namua. The capital of the country is Apia. The official language in the country is English and Samoan. The country was ruled by New Zealand, till it got independence in 1962. Its style of dance, music, and visual arts have gained recognition throughout the Pacific island in the world.

Largest Cities In Samoa By Population

The highly populated city in Samoa is Apia. Apia has several schools and the University of the National University Of Samoa. One of the famous schools Robert Louis Stevenson is located here. Children from wealthy families attend this school. Other populated cities are Asau, Mulifanua, Falecula, Siusega, and Malie, etc.

Samoa Population History

In the 2006 census, its population was 179,186. Presently the population of Samoa is 197,924 people, and estimations are made that it may rise to 198,414 people in mid-year. The population density is 70 per km2. The median age is 21.8 years.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 198,414 0.67% 1,317 -2,803 21.8 3.9 70 18.00% 35,799 0.00% 7,794,798,739 188
2019 197,097 0.49% 968 -2,803 21.1 4.11 70 18.20% 35,914 0.00% 7,713,468,100 188
2018 196,129 0.40% 777 -2,803 21.1 4.11 69 18.40% 36,066 0.00% 7,631,091,040 188
2017 195,352 0.42% 817 -2,803 21.1 4.11 69 18.60% 36,246 0.00% 7,547,858,925 188
2016 194,535 0.53% 1,022 -2,803 21.1 4.11 69 18.70% 36,452 0.00% 7,464,022,049 188
2015 193,513 0.80% 1,513 -2,438 20.9 4.16 68 18.90% 36,648 0.00% 7,379,797,139 188
2010 185,949 0.68% 1,244 -3,017 20.8 4.47 66 20.10% 37,386 0.00% 6,956,823,603 187
2005 179,727 0.60% 1,055 -3,128 20.3 4.44 64 21.20% 38,177 0.00% 6,541,907,027 186
2000 174,454 0.51% 880 -3,428 19.5 4.62 62 22.00% 38,374 0.00% 6,143,493,823 185
1995 170,054 0.88% 1,450 -2,800 19.1 4.92 60 21.50% 36,628 0.00% 5,744,212,979 184
1990 162,803 0.35% 563 -3,905 18.7 5.35 58 21.20% 34,528 0.00% 5,327,231,061 184
1985 159,990 0.57% 893 -3,739 17.6 5.91 57 21.20% 33,927 0.00% 4,870,921,740 183
1980 155,525 0.54% 833 -3,796 16.4 6.49 55 21.20% 32,936 0.00% 4,458,003,514 180
1975 151,359 1.12% 1,642 -2,983 15 7 53 21.00% 31,779 0.00% 4,079,480,606 179
1970 143,149 2.41% 3,219 -1,361 14.7 7.35 51 20.40% 29,140 0.00% 3,700,437,046 178
1965 127,054 3.18% 3,685 -680 14.5 7.63 45 19.30% 24,526 0.00% 3,339,583,597 176
1960 108,629 2.90% 2,890 -895 15.2 7.63 38 18.90% 20,562 0.00% 3,034,949,748 177
1955 94,178 2.78% 2,416 -996 15.6 7.63 33 17.40% 16,398 0.00% 2,773,019,936 176

Samoa Population Forecast

Samoa has 188 rankings in the list of countries by population. 18.0% of the population is urban. The estimated population of Samoa can be 267,391 people in 2050. The population is growing at a rate of 0.8% per year.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 198,414 0.50% 980 -2,803 21.8 3.9 70 18.00% 35,799 0.00% 7,794,798,739 188
2025 209,319 1.08% 2,181 -1,520 22.6 3.9 74 17.10% 35,747 0.00% 8,184,437,460 188
2030 220,371 1.03% 2,210 -1,520 23.5 3.9 78 16.60% 36,667 0.00% 8,548,487,400 188
2035 231,859 1.02% 2,298 -1,520 24.5 3.9 82 16.90% 39,123 0.00% 8,887,524,213 188
2040 243,896 1.02% 2,407 -1,520 25.6 3.9 86 17.50% 42,759 0.00% 9,198,847,240 188
2045 256,108 0.98% 2,442 -1,520 26.9 3.9 90 18.50% 47,472 0.00% 9,481,803,274 188
2050 267,391 0.87% 2,257 27.9 3.9 94 19.60% 52,365 0.00% 9,735,033,990 188

Samoa Demographics

Samoans make up 92.6 % of the population. While 7% is called Euronesians. The population residing on Upolu island is 75%. Life expectancy in Samoa for males is 72.0, for females 78.4. The total life expectancy is 75.1. It has a world life expectancy ranking of 76.

Samoa Religion And Politics

Christianity is the main religion in Samoa. 98% of the people in Samoa are Christians. Dancing and singing are the means of aesthetic expression. The Muslim community is very small, having only one mosque in Samoa. Samoa’s religious background consists of 32% Christians Congregational, 19% are Roman Catholic, and 15% Mormon. The Prime Minister of Samoa is the Head of Government.

Samoa Economy

The economy depends on agricultural exports and private financing from overseas, fishing, and tourism. It is a beautiful country and the best destination for tourists to visit. The tourism sector is expanding, and more than 70,000 tourists visited the island in the year 1996. Its major export products include coconut oil, beef, cocoa, and timber.

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%