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Native Hawaiian & Other
Pacific Islander Ethnic Origin
Los Angeles County

Hawaiian Dancers

Hawaiian dancers performing. Photo by Skeeze via Pixabay.com.

Los Angeles County has the largest Samoan population outside of American Samoa and Hawaii, approximately one-fifth the size of American Samoa's total population. The county is also home to the largest population of Native Hawaiians outside of Hawaii and Clark County, Nevada (location of Las Vegas).


2010 Census & 2017 Census Estimates

Also see: Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Ethnic Origin by City and Community
and 2000 Census Figures


Ethnic Origin 2010 Census 2017 Census Estimates*
Population Percent Population Percent
Total Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander categories tallied 55,631 100.00% 27,691 100.00%
Polynesian 33,776 60.71% 20,794 75.09%
Native Hawaiian 13,257 23.83% 5,396 19.49%
Samoan 16,535 29.72% 11,322 40.89%
Tongan 3,253 5.85% 3,783 13.66%
Other Polynesian 731 1.31% 293 1.06%
Ethnic Origin 2010 Census 2017 Census Estimates*
Population Percent Population Percent
Micronesian 6,424 11.55% 3,789 13.68%
Guamanian or Chamorro 6,084 10.94% 3,385 12.22%
Marshallese 27 0.05% 42 0.15%
Other Micronesian 313 0.56% 362 1.31%
Melanesian 1,340 2.41% 1,351 4.88%
Fijian 1,306 2.35% 1,351 4.88%
Other Melanesian 34 0.06% 0 0.00%
Other Pacific Islander, not specified 14,091 25.33% 1,288 4.65%

* 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau