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2020 Census: Conducting and Motivating the Count: Counting the Island Areas

The 2020 Island Areas Censuses counted people living in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The decennial census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and is conducted once every 10 years.

The 2020 Island Areas Censuses was 100% paper-based and conducted by census takers. Census takers began listing addresses of all living quarters in February 2020 and began in-person interviews.

Responses to the 2020 Island Areas Censuses drive decisions to plan for hospitals and schools, support local programs, improve emergency services, construct roads, inform businesses looking to add jobs, and more for the community.

American Samoa

The U.S. Census Bureau conducted the first decennial census of American Samoa in 1920. 

Population and Housing Unit Counts

This product provides the first 2020 Census results for the U.S. Island Areas.

Map of American Samoa

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

The U.S. Census Bureau first conducted the decennial census of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in 1970.

Population and Housing Unit Counts

This product provides the first 2020 Census results for the U.S. Island Areas.

Map of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Guam

The Census Bureau conducted the first decennial census of Guam in 1920.

Population and Housing Unit Counts

This product provides the first 2020 Census results for the U.S. Island Areas.

Map of Guam

U.S. Virgin Islands

The Census Bureau conducted the first census of the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1917. The territory government conducted a census in 1930, and the Census Bureau enumerated the Virgin Islands as part of the 1940 Census as well as subsequent decennial censuses.

Population and Housing Unit Counts

This product provides the first 2020 Census results for the U.S. Island Areas.

Map of the U.S. Virgin Islands

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