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2020 census

Dear Editor, If leaders really care about our future, the message they would get out of the 2020 Census is that a lot of people decided they no longer wanted to live in the territory. When you factor in that our population was projected to be 63 thousand last year, we actually lost 14K to net out-...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata has contacted U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo about an issue with the 2020 Census count and how it affects American Samoa, due to the many residents who were stranded away from their homes during the Census effort. “I am writing to bring to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta remains the most populated county in American Samoa and Tafuna has the highest population count for all villages in the territory as of April 1, 2020, according to data of the 2020 American Samoa Census released late last week by the U.S Census Bureau. And...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A local government review committee, established to assess the population count before closure of the 2020 census enumeration for the 2020 American Samoa Census didn’t come up with credible evidence to challenge the count due to the lack of better secondary...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released the 2020 Census population and housing unit counts for American Samoa and the three other island insular areas — Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As of April 1, 2020,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s 2021 mid-year population is estimated at just over 51,000 — a big decrease when compared to last year — and the female population is higher than the male population, according to the latest data released through a “Bulletin” issued last Friday by the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2020 Census count of American Samoa is now completed, with the results of the census count —  carried out for the US and its territories every 10 years  — is set to come out early next year, says ASG Commerce Department director Fuiavailiili Keniseli Lafaele during...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This photo shows a mid-size placard that a Samoa News staff member was given Tuesday night, by a Census enumerator showing that the staff/ resident (who is also head of household) has been counted for the 2020 Census of American Samoa. The placard — which includes a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa's 2020 Census has been given the green light to resume. The Director of Commerce Fuiavailili Keniseli Lafaele says Governor Lolo Moliga approved the resumption of the people count at a meeting yesterday. The census was suspended in March following the...
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San Mateo, CALIFORNIA — Tauanu’u Ve’e, of the Regional Pacific Islander Task Force, stressed that it’s important for their communities that people specify their island of origin when filling out the 2020 census questionnaire. Despite mounting worries over the CORVID-19 pandemic, more than a dozen...

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