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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2001

Census Bureau Releases Census 2000 Population Counts for American Samoa

The U.S. Census Bureau today released the official Census 2000 population count of 57,291 for American Samoa.

As part of Census 2000, the Census Bureau worked with the American Samoan government to collect detailed population and housing data. The count was provided to American Samoa Gov. Tauese P.F. Sunia.

American Samoa's population increased by 10,518 over the previous census in 1990. This represented a 22 percent increase in 10 years.

The Census Bureau will provide more detailed data for American Samoa in a demographic profile scheduled for release later this year and in a separate summary file and printed report, scheduled for release in February 2002 and November 2002, respectively.

The following table shows the final census counts for small geographic areas in American Samoa:

2000 Final Population Totals

AREA POPULATION Change From Preceding Census
2000 1990 Number Percent
American Samoa 57,291 46,773 10,518 22%
Eastern District 23,441 21,175 2,266 11%
Ituau County 4,312 3,655 657 18%
Ma'oputasi County 11,695 10,640 1055 10%
Sa'ole County 1,768 1,643 125 8%
Sua County 3,417 3,116 301 10%
Vaifanua County 2,249 2,121 128 6%
Manu'a District 1,378 1,714 -336 -20%
Faleesao County 135 246 -111 -45%
Fitiuta County 358 454 -96 -21%
Ofu County 289 353 -64 -18%
Olosega County 216 225 -9 -4%
Ta'u County 380 436 -56 -13%
Rose Island 0 0 ---- ----
Swains Island 37 16 21 131%
Western District 32,435 23,868 8,567 36%
Lealataua County 5,684 5,106 578 11%
Leasina County 1,739 1,470 269 18%
Tualatai County 2,987 2,568 419 16%
Tualauta County 22,025 14,724 7,301 50%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: July 15, 2014