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    American Samoa People 2000

      Population: 65,446 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 39% (male 13,071; female 12,304)
      15-64 years: 56% (male 18,358; female 18,597)
      65 years and over: 5% (male 1,631; female 1,485) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 2.53% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 25.81 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 4.26 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 3.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 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: 1.1 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 10.63 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 75.12 years
      male: 70.66 years
      female: 79.84 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 3.6 children born/woman (2000 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 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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