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Samoa Population and Religion Percentage

Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa is a Polynesian island country consisting of two main islands (Savai’i and Upolu)  and several smaller islands. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of Samoa  in 2023 is 225,681 (2.25 lakh)

The total Land Area of  Samoa is 2,821 sq. km (1,089 sq. mi) & the Population Density of  Samoa is 70 per Km2 (182 people per mi2).

 Samoa2023 Population
Total Population225,681
Global Rank189
Land Area 2,821 sq. km (1,089 sq. mi)
Pop. Density70 people/sq. km
Capital CityApia

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

Religion in Samoa

Christianity is the main religion in  New Caledonia and 98% of the population of is Christian. As per the census studies following denominations are the largest, Congregational Christian (32 %), Roman Catholic (19%), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (15%), Methodist (14%), Assemblies of God (8%) and Seventh-day Adventist (4 %).

Smaller Christian Groups include Jehovah’s Witnesses, Congregational Church of Jesus, Nazarene, nondenominational Protestant, Baptist, Worship Centre, Peace Chapel, Samoa Evangelism, Elim Church, and Anglican. 

Other smaller religions make up 2% of the population.  And include Baháʼí, Hindus, Islam, Buddhists, Jews, and traditional believers.

Religion percentage in Samoa

  •   Christianity – 98%
  •   Other Religion – 2%

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Samoa Demographics
Fertility Rate* 3.90
Infant mortality rate ** 11.7
Median Age 21.8 Years
Life Expectancy 73.75 years
Urban Population 18%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Population of Samoa 2024 | Religion in Samoa