Demographics of American Samoa

This article is about the demographic features of the population of American Samoa, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Population in thousands; Data of FAO, year 2005.

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CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.[1]

Population

66,432 (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 202

Age structure

0-14 years: 33.4% (male 11,159; female 10,768)
15-64 years: 62.7% (male 20,848; female 20,271)
65 years and over: 3.9% (male 1,211; female 1,371) (2009 est.)

Median age

total: 23.1 years
male: 23 years
female: 23.3 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate

1.212% (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 103

Birth rate

23.31 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 76

Death rate

4.13 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 209

Net migration rate

-6.99 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 171

Urbanization

urban population: 92% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 2.4% rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2009 est.)
American Samoa's population pyramid.

Infant mortality rate

total: 10.18 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 153
male: 13.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.88 deaths/1,000 live births (2009)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 73.72 years
country comparison to the world: 98
male: 70.8 years
female: 76.82 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate

3.22 children born/woman (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 60

Nationality

noun: American Samoan(s)
adjective: American Samoan

Ethnic groups

Pacific Islander 91.6%, Asian 2.8%, white 1.1%, mixed 4.2%, other 0.3% (2000 census)

Religions

Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Buddhism 2%, Protestant and other 28%

Languages

Samoan 90.6% (closely related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages)
English 2.9% (closely related to German and other Indo-European languages).
Tongan 2.4%
other Pacific Islander 2.1%
other 2%
note: most people are bilingual (2000 census)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98%
female: 97% (1980 est.)

Education expenditure

n/a

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