Anua

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Anua
Village
Anua is located in American Samoa
Anua
Coordinates: 14°16′30″S 170°41′16″W / 14.27500°S 170.68778°W / -14.27500; -170.68778Coordinates: 14°16′30″S 170°41′16″W / 14.27500°S 170.68778°W / -14.27500; -170.68778
Country United States
Territory American Samoa
CountyMaoputasi
Area
 • Total0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total265
 • Density1,100/sq mi (430/km2)

Anua (Samoan: Ānua) is a village on Tutuila Island, American Samoa. It is located close to the capital Pago Pago, on the coast of Pago Pago Harbor. The term Pago Pago is often used for several settlements on Pago Pago Bay, including Anua, Lepua, Utulei, and others.[1]

According to numbers from the 2010 U.S. Census, Anua was ranked as the village in American Samoa with both the highest per capita income ($34,322) and highest median household income ($131,250).[2] The ratio between female to male residents are 14 percent female and 86 percent male, the largest difference in American Samoa as of the 2000 U.S. Census.[3]

There are several general stores, fast food restaurants, amusement centers, and two gas station located in Anua along the north side of the roadway. These businesses mainly serve the workers at the nearby canneries.[4]:24-25 StarKist tuna and Samoa Packing are located in the village of Anua. Southwest Marine provides dry-dock facilities to incoming vessels in the Pago Pago Harbor.[4]:24-26

History[edit]

The new government high school, Poyer School, named after the longest-serving governor, was built on January 23, 1918, in Anua. The school was located at the present location of StarKist. It provided education through grade nine and Mr. David Dykstra was the school’s principal. His staff included Nelesoni Uaine and Faato-ia Tufele, who had completed their studies in Hawai'i.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population growth[6]
2010 18
2000 265
1990 65
1980 50

Places of interest[edit]

  • Church of the Sacred Heart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Todd, Ian (1974). Island Realm: A Pacific Panorama. Angus & Robertson. Page 72. ISBN 9780207127618.
  2. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_DPAS_ASDP3&prodType=table
  3. ^ https://www.coris.noaa.gov/activities/coral_demographics/06_American_Samoa.pdf (Page 30)
  4. ^ a b http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/basch/uhnpscesu/pdfs/sam/Pedersen2000vol2AS.pdf
  5. ^ Sunia, Fofo I.F. (2009). A History of American Samoa. Amerika Samoa Humanities Council. Pages 185-186. ISBN 9781573062992.
  6. ^ "American Samoa Statistical Yearbook 2016" (PDF). American Samoa Department of Commerce.