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About American Samoa

Population (2010 Census): 55,519

  • Samoan: 89%
  • Other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or More Ethnic Origins or Races: 3%

Land Area: 76 square miles
Density: 914 persons per square mile
Capital: Pago Pago
Became a Territory: July 1, 1967


About Guam

Population (2010 Census): 159,358

  • Chamorro: 37%
  • Filipino: 26%
  • Two or More Ethnic Origins or Races: 9%
  • White: 7%
  • Chuukese: 7%
  • Other Asian: 6%
  • Other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 5%

Land Area: 209 square miles
Density: 830 persons per square mile
Capital: Hagåtña
Became a Territory: July 1, 1950


About Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

Population (2010 Census): 53,833

  • Filipino: 35%
  • Chamorro: 24%
  • Two or More Ethnic Origins or Races: 13%
  • Other Asian: 8%
  • Chinese (except Taiwanese): 7%
  • Other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 6%
  • Carolinian: 5%

Land Area: 179 square miles
Density: 63.8 persons per square mile
Capital: Saipan
Became a Commonwealth: January 1, 1978


About the United States Pacific Command

United States Pacific Command includes the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines for the Asia-Pacific area. The Asia-Pacific area extends from the west coast of the United States mainland to the western border of India and from the Antarctic to the North Pole.


Demographic and Statistical Resources


Special Population: Pacific Islander


Special Populations: Rural