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American Samoa: People & Society#

Population54,194 (July 2016 est.)
Nationalitynoun: American Samoan(s) (US nationals)
adjective: American Samoan
Ethnic groupsPacific Islander 92.6% (includes Samoan 88.9%, Tongan 2.9%, other .8%), Asian 3.6% (includes Filipino 2.2%, other 1.4%), mixed 2.7%, other 1.2% (2010 est.)
LanguagesSamoan 88.6% (closely related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages), English 3.9%, Tongan 2.7%, other Pacific islander 3%, other 1.8%
note: most people are bilingual (2010 est.)
ReligionsChristian 98.3%, other 1%, unaffiliated 0.7% (2010 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 24.04% (male 6,381/female 6,646)
15-24 years: 18.76% (male 4,983/female 5,185)
25-54 years: 42.62% (male 11,907/female 11,188)
55-64 years: 9.18% (male 2,438/female 2,535)
65 years and over: 5.41% (male 1,342/female 1,589) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 29.4 years
male: 29.9 years
female: 28.8 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate-0.25% (2016 est.)
Birth rate22.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate4.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-20.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 87.2% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: -0.13% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major urban areas - populationPAGO PAGO (capital) 48,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 8.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 75.4 years
male: 72.4 years
female: 78.5 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.87 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 62.5% of population
rural: 62.5% of population
total: 62.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 37.5% of population
rural: 37.5% of population
total: 37.5% of population (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Major infectious diseases
note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)
Education expendituresNA