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American Samoa (territory of the US) People

    Population: 63,786 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 39% (male 12,840; female 12,074)
    15-64 years: 56% (male 17,933; female 18,035)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 1,494; female 1,410) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.64% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 26.53 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 4.04 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 3.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.06 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 10.19 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.46 years
    male: 71.23 years
    female: 79.95 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.66 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: American Samoan(s)
    adjective: American Samoan

    Ethnic groups: Samoan (Polynesian) 89%, Caucasian 2%, Tongan 4%, other 5%

    Religions: Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant denominations and other 30%

    Languages: Samoan (closely related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages), English
    note: most people are bilingual

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 97%
    male: 98%
    female: 97% (1980 est.)

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