Ethnic Origin and Race

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  2000  1995  1990  1980 
Ethnic Origin and Race Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Population 57,291 100.0 52,884 100.0 46,773 100.0 32,297 100.0
One ethnicity or race 54,882 95.8 51,848 98.0 45,430 97.1 31,799 98.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Island 52,486 91.6 50,227 95.0 43,554 93.1 30,489 94.4
Samoan 50,545 88.2 48,896 92.5 41,444 88.6 29,301 90.7
  18 - 73 0.1 51 0.1 -- --
Tokelauan 45 0.1 62 0.1 68 0.1 -- --
Tongan 1,598 2.8 1,050 2.0 1,726 3.7 892 2.8
Fijian 80 0.1 47 0.1 -- -- -- --
Other Pacific Islander 200 0.3 99 0.2 265 0.6 296 0.9
Asian 1,631 2.8 794 1.5 824 1.8 373 1.2
Chinese 310 0.5 114 0.2 85 0.2 -- --
Filipino 792 1.4 468 0.9 415 0.9 50 0.2
Japanese 16 - 10 0 28 0.1 46 0.1
Korean 294 0.5 166 0.3 224 0.5 181 0.6
Asian Indian 7 - 5 0 -- -- -- --
Other Asian 212 0.4 31 0.1 72 0.2 323 1.0
White 565 1.0 754 1.4 903 1.9 6 0
Black or African American 19 - 73 0.1 10 0 -- --
Some other race or ethnic group 181 0.3   0 139 0.3 -- --
Two or more races or ethnic groups 2,409 4.2 770 1.5 1,341 2.9 1 0
Samoan and other group(s) 1,991 3.5 739 1.4 1,196 2.6 -- --
Asian and other group(s) 803 1.4 5 0 373 0.8 1 0
White and other group(s) 458 0.8 26 0 391 0.8 -- --

Source: 2000 American Samoa Demographic Profile, 1995 American Samoa Household survey, 1990 Census of Population and Housing, and 1980 Census of Population and Housing