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Demographics of American Samoa

The total population of American Samoa is 55,679 people. People in American Samoa speak the English, and Samoan languages. The linguistic diversity of American Samoa is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for American Samoa is 0.1733. The median age is approximately 28.3 years. Life expectancy in American Samoa is 69.3. The female fertility rate in American Samoa is 2.92. Around 75% of the population of American Samoa are obese. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for American Samoa is 0. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in American Samoa see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In American Samoa, the population density is 326 people per square kilometer (848 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of American Samoa is 55,679 people. American Samoa has approximately 4,750 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in American Samoa represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in American Samoa represent 71.2 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of American Samoa is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in American Samoa is 0. This means that the people living in American Samoa are somewhat fractionalized. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of American Samoa on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 28.3 years. The median age for men is 28.8, while the median age for women is 27.8.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.06. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.04; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.03; sex ratio over 64 - 0.88; total sex ratio - 1.02. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of American Samoa is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 98.3% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in American Samoa are Buddhism, folk religions. The religious diversity of American Samoa is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in American Samoa. The index of religious fractionalization in American Samoa is 0.6395. This score means that there are several major religions distributed evenly within American Samoa.

General development

American Samoa is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, American Samoa may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. The migration rate in American Samoa is -21.13%.

Language

People in American Samoa speak the English, and Samoan languages. The linguistic diversity of American Samoa is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in American Samoa. The index of linguistic fractionalization in American Samoa is 0.1733. This means that within the country there is one major language and several minor languages. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.