NEW CENSUS FIGURES FOR U.S. PACIFIC TERRITORIES

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WASHINGTON, D. C. (December 29, 1999 – PRNewswire)---The Commerce Department's Census Bureau today released 1999 population estimates for the major U.S. insular areas in the Pacific, including American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The estimates as of July 1, 1999, which show modest growth over the previous year, are:

American Samoa - 63,781

Guam - 151,968

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - 69,216

The Census Bureau's estimates are based on the latest available data on births, deaths, and net migration (immigration minus emigration).

In addition to the 1999 data, population estimates and their components (births, deaths, and net migration) for every year from 1990 through 1998 also are available on the Internet at http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbnew.html

For additional information, contact: William H. Wannall III Census Bureau U.S. Department of Commerce TEL: (301) 457-1358

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