The U.S. Census Bureau conducted the first decennial census of American Samoa in 1920. Every 10 years since then, the census has provided a valuable snapshot—of your population, where you live, and so much more.
The results of the 2020 Census are critically important because lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use census data to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community.
According to 2010 Census data, the total population of American Samoa was 55,519.
American Samoa has the highest percentage of young children among the four Island Areas; in 2010, 11.9% of the population was under 5 years old.
Looking for ways to help your school and students understand the importance of making sure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census, especially children? Visit Statistics in Schools for classroom resources that spotlight the value and everyday uses of Census Bureau data and support efforts to make sure every child is counted in the 2020 Census.
For general information and employment opportunities related to the 2020 Census of American Samoa, please contact the local census office.