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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 & 2019 Census Estimates

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



Ethnic Origin 2010 Census 2019 Census Estimates*
Population Percent Population Percent
Total Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 55,631 100.00% 27,720 100.00%
Polynesian 33,776 60.71% 19,432 70.10%
Native Hawaiian 13,257 23.83% 4,968 17.92%
Samoan 16,535 29.72% 10,050 36.26%
Tongan 3,253 5.85% 4,048 14.60%
Other Polynesian 731 1.31% 366 1.32%
Ethnic Origin 2010 Census 2019 Census Estimates*
Population Percent Population Percent
Micronesian 6,424 11.55% 4,035 14.56%
Guamanian or Chamorro 6,084 10.94% 3,594 12.97%
Marshallese 27 0.05% 51 0.18%
Other Micronesian 313 0.56% 390 1.41%
Ethnic Origin 2010 Census 2019 Census Estimates*
Population Percent Population Percent
Melanesian 1,340 2.41% 1,943 7.01%
Fijian 1,306 2.35% 1,943 7.01%
Other Melanesian 34 0.06% 0 0.00%
Other Pacific Islander, not specified 14,091 25.33% 1,764 6.36%
Two or More Pacific Islander Groups --- --- 546 1.97%

* American Community Survey estimate for 2019 calculated the five-year period of 2015-2019.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau