Place of Birth

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  2000  1995  1990  1980 
Place of Birth 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
Born in American Samoa 32,470 56.7 33,722 63.8 25,573 54.7 18,586 57.5
Born outside American Samoa 24,821 43.3 19,099 36.1 21,200 45.3 13,711 42.5
Fiji 153 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- --
New Zealand 230 0.4 187 0.4 238 0.5 -- --
Samoa 17,712 30.9 14,165 26.8 14,714 31.5 9,686 30.0
Tokelau 27 - 26 0 30 0.1 -- --
Tonga 1,146 2.0 811 1.5 1,308 2.8 796 2.5
Other Pacific Island 260 0.5 250 0.5 311 0.7 24 0.1
Asia 1,459 2.5 660 1.2 735 1.6 268 0.8
China 165 0.3 99 0.2 37 0.1 -- --
Korea 183 0.3 130 0.2 202 0.4 142 0.4
Philippines 664 1.2 369 0.7 380 0.8 38 0.1
Taiwan 187 0.3 -- -- 63 0.1 23 0.1
Vietnam 204 0.4 -- -- 1 0 -- --
United States 3,592 6.3 2,808 5.3 3,519 7.5 2,189 6.8
California 1,494 2.6 946 1.8 1,622 3.5 842 2.6
Hawaii 1,171 2.0 816 1.5 1,076 2.3 541 1.7
Elsewhere 242 0.4 192 0.4 310 0.7 287 0.9

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