American Samoa

Capital: Pago Pago                Land area: 199 km²                Region: Polynesia

American Samoa comprises five main islands and two coral atolls situated on the eastern border of the international date line. It lies southeast of Samoa (Western), west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga and south of Tokealau.

The total land area is 199 square kilometers (76.8 sq mi). American Samoa is the southernmost territory of the United States and one of two U.S. territories south of the Equator, along with the uninhabited Jarvis Island. Tuna products are the main exports, and the main trading partner is the United States.

Key Reports
Pop by age and sex
TG Chart population distribution by age and sex - 2016 and 2050
Census & Survey Collection
2019Agricultural census / survey
2020Population and Housing Census
2025Population and Housing Census

News & Publications

Coastal proximity of populations in 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories

October 4, 2019
The coastal zones of Small Island States are hotspots of human habitation and economic endeavour. In the Pacific region, as elsewhere, there are large gaps in understandings of the exposure and vulnerability of people in coastal zones.

Pacific Island Nations begin work on the Pacific Harmonized System 2022

September 19, 2019
The Harmonized System (HS) is the international guideline that identifies and compiles details of commodities imported and exported in an internationally consistent way for customs, statistical and analytical purposes and trade negotiations.

Fertility Trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

July 19, 2019
Data on fertility trends in PICTs are critical for addressing the current unmet need in family planning, and for improving maternal and neonatal health.

Populating labour market indicators and standardising microdata Workshop, 3-7 Dec. 2018

November 30, 2018
PICTs have been implementing a standardised labour force module in census and survey...