Of the 1.2 million people in the US in 2010 identified as Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islander, NHPI, more than 180,000 were identified as Samoan or part Samoan.
This is according to a new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau following the 2010 census count throughout the United States.
The Census Bureau says that Samoan was the second largest detailed NHPI group with 109,637 reporting Samoan alone, and an additional 74,803 reporting Samoan with mixed heritage.
According to the Census Bureau, Native Hawaiians was the largest detailed NHPI group, numbering 527,077.
The US Census Bureau says the NHPI population grew by 40 percent from 2000 to 2010.