American Samoa Population clock (live)

58,837
Current population
30,027
Current male population (51.0%)
28,810
Current female population (49.0%)
1,159
Births this year
0
Births today
208
Deaths this year
0
Deaths today
-336
Net migration this year
-0
Net migration today
614
Population growth this year
0
Population growth today

15-11-2019 01:10:58

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .



Quick facts about the population of American Samoa

Current population (as of Friday, November 15, 2019)
58,837
Population rank
208 (0.00% of world population)
Total area
199 km2 (77 mi2)
Population density
295.7 per km2 (765.8 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.04 (30,027 men to 28,810 women)
Life expectancy
74.7 years (71.7 - men, 77.8 - women)
Literacy
97.5 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

American Samoa population 2019

During 2019 American Samoa population is projected to increase by 705 people and reach 58,928 in the beginning of 2020. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 1,091. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 386 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave American Samoa to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2019

According to our estimations, daily change rates of American Samoa population in 2019 will be the following:

The population of American Samoa will be increasing by 2 persons daily in 2019.

Demographics of American Samoa 2018

As of 1 January 2019, the population of American Samoa was estimated to be 58,223 people. This is an increase of 1.21 % (697 people) compared to population of 57,526 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1,078. Due to external migration, the population declined by 381. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.040 (1,040 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2018.

Below are the key figures for American Samoa population in 2018:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2019

American Samoa population density

American Samoa population density is 292.6 people per square kilometer (757.8/mi2) as of November 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of American Samoa divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of American Samoa. The total area of American Samoa is 199 km2 (77 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in American Samoa

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity57,83798.3 %
Religiously Unaffiliated4120.7 %
Folk or traditional religions2350.4 %
Buddhism1770.3 %
Other1770.3 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Friday, November 15 2019).

American Samoa age structure

As of the beginning of 2019 according to our estimates American Samoa had the following population age distribution:

25.2 70.1 4.7

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the American Samoa population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "American Samoa age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in American Samoa is 42.7 %.

The value of 42.7 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in American Samoa must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in American Samoa is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in American Samoa is 36 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in American Samoa is 6.7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "American Samoa age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for American Samoa is 74.7 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 71.7 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 77.8 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 42,438 persons or 97.5% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in American Samoa are able to read and write. Accordingly about 1,086 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98% (21,485 persons). 438 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 97% (20,953 persons). 648 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.2% and 97.2% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 97.6%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "American Samoa population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

American Samoa historical population (1951 - 2019)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

American Samoa population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195119,116N/A %
195219,4191.59 %
195319,6131.00 %
195419,7060.47 %
195519,7180.06 %
195619,677-0.21 %
195719,622-0.28 %
195819,602-0.10 %
195919,6680.34 %
196019,8711.03 %
196120,2451.88 %
196220,7982.73 %
196321,5013.38 %
196422,2923.68 %
196523,1103.67 %
196623,9193.50 %
196724,7183.34 %
196825,5013.17 %
196926,2512.94 %
197026,9542.68 %
197127,6042.41 %
197228,2032.17 %
197328,7521.95 %
197429,2531.74 %
197529,7121.57 %
197630,1291.40 %
197730,5081.26 %
197830,8981.28 %
197931,3881.59 %
198032,0632.15 %
198132,9722.84 %
198234,1143.46 %
198335,4533.93 %
198436,9264.15 %
198538,4674.17 %
198640,0414.09 %
198741,6424.00 %
198843,2493.86 %
198944,8203.63 %
199046,3183.34 %
199147,7123.01 %
199248,9882.67 %
199350,1612.39 %
199451,2662.20 %
199552,3412.10 %
199653,4002.02 %
199754,4341.94 %
199855,4211.81 %
199956,3341.65 %
200057,1451.44 %
200157,8491.23 %
200258,4531.04 %
200358,9230.80 %
200459,1900.45 %
200559,1900.00 %
200658,883-0.52 %
200758,276-1.03 %
200857,468-1.39 %
200956,629-1.46 %
201055,931-1.23 %
201155,476-0.81 %
201255,272-0.37 %
201355,265-0.01 %
201455,3680.19 %
201555,4860.21 %
201656,1581.21 %
201756,8381.21 %
201857,5261.21 %
201958,2231.21 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
202055,803N/A %
202556,4011.07 %
203057,1401.31 %
203557,8561.25 %
204057,9430.15 %
204557,528-0.72 %
205056,761-1.33 %
205555,888-1.54 %
206054,926-1.72 %
206553,794-2.06 %
207052,449-2.50 %
207550,863-3.02 %
208049,013-3.64 %
208546,963-4.18 %
209044,785-4.64 %
209542,533-5.03 %
210040,258-5.35 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link