American Samoa’s population has relatively more old people and relatively fewer young people than 30 years ago, as the trend in the territory has consistently resulted in fewer youth and more middle-aged and elderly.
In 1980, 53% of the population was under 20 years old, but in 2010, those 0-19 year olds comprised only 46% of the population.
If there are fewer youth, which age group grew? It wasn’t 20-35 year olds. Just like the young people, their percentage in the population also fell, from 26% in 1990 to 19% in 2010.