American Samoa is a group of 5 islands and 2 atolls in
the South Pacific Ocean. It is an unincorporated and
unorganized territory of the United States, and its
residents are U.S. nationals who may become naturalized
U.S. citizens. American Samoa has a landmass
of 224 square kilometers, with a July 2018 estimated population of
50,826 (CIA, 2019).
Pago Pago, the capital, is located on the island of
Tutuila. 92.6% of the
population of American Samoa is native Pacific
Islander, 3.6% is Asian, 2.7% is mixed, and 1.2% is other (CIA, 2019). 96.1% of the
population speaks languages other than English.
American Samoa has one hospital, the LBJ Tropical Medical
Center, a 128-bed general acute-care hospital, and five
primary health centers. The American Samoa Department of
Health is responsible for public health, communicable
disease control, and local health dispensaries.
According to the U.S. Census, the median household income
for American Samoans is $23,892. 4.8% of the civilian
labor force is unemployed, and 48.3% of American Samoans
completed high school.
For additional resources and information, see Pacific Territories,
Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States.
CIA World Fact Book: American Samoa;
U.S. Census 2010; U.S. Affiliated Pacific
Basin Jurisdictions: Legal, Geographic and Demographic