Guam Census 2000

The total population count for Guam in the 2000 Census was 154,805 persons, as released by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in June 2001.  While 2000 census reported a 16 percent increase over 1990, there was a 10 percent decline when compared to the rate of growth between the 1980 and 1990 censuses.

Chamorros remained the largest ethnic group (57,297) and showed an increase of 14.7 percent, followed by Filipinos (40,729) which increased by 35.6 percent between 1990 and 2000.  Although respondents of Micronesian descent increased by even larger percentages, these groups accounted for about 8 percent of the total population.  A major factor for the 45.2 percent decline in Whites or Caucasians in the population included federal downsizing, privatization, and military base closures in the mid 1990s.

In 2000, Guam's southern region experienced a 2 percent decline, while the population in the island's northern and central regions increased by 29 and 11 percent, respectively.  Military related population has dramatically decreased from 22,178 (active duty personnel and dependents in 1992, to 11,625 in 2000).  Natural disasters affecting the rise and fall of Guam's population numbers over the last decade included Typhoon Omar in 1992, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in 1993, and Super Typhoon Paka in 1997.  The economic crisis in Japan in 1990s, the prolonged Asian economic recession, and declines in annual visitor arrivals in the latter part of the decade slowed the island's economy and accounted for fluctuations in both in and out migration to the island.

Table POP01.  Population and Percent Change, 1990 and 2000

Election Districts

Population

Percentage Change

2000 1990 1980 1990-2000 1980-1990
GUAM 154,805 133,152 105,979 16.3% 20.4%
Agana Heights 3,940 3,646 3,284 8.1% 9.9%
Agat 5,656 4,960 3,999 14.0% 19.4%
Asan 2,090 2,070 2,034 1.0% 1.7%
Barrigada 8,652 8,846 7,756 -2.2% 12.3%
Chalan Pago/Ordot 5,923 4,451 3,120 33.1% 29.9%
Dededo 42,980 31,728 23,644 35.5% 25.5%
Hagatna 1,100 1,139 896 -3.4% 21.3%
Inajaran 3,052 2,469 2,059 23.6% 16.6%
Mangilao 13,313 10,483 6,840 27.0% 34.8%
Merizo 2,163 1,742 1,663 24.2% 4.5%
Momgmong/Toto/Maite 5,845 5,845 5,245 0.0% 10.3%
Piti 1,666 1,827 2,866 -8.8% -56.9%
Santa Rita 7,500 11,857 9,183 -36.7% 22.6%
Sinajana 2,853 2,658 2,485 7.3% 6.5%
Talofofo 3,215 2,310 2,006 39.2% 13.2%
Tamuning 18,012 16,673 13,580 8.0% 18.6%
Umatac 887 897 732 -1.1% 18.4%
Yigo 19,474 14,213 10,359 37.0% 27.1%
Yona 6,484 5,338 4,228 21.5% 20.8%

Note: Includes non-immigrant aliens and members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents living on post.

Table POP02.  Housing Units and Percent Change, 1990 and 2000

Election Districts

Housing Units

Percentage Change

2000 1990 1980 1990-2000 1980-1990
GUAM 38,769 35,223 28,249 10.1% 24.7%
Agana Heights 1,058 1,008 971 5.0% 3.8%
Agat 1,298 1,300 990 -0.2% 31.3%
Asan 552 620 589 -11.0% 5.3%
Barrigada 2,097 2,140 1,930 -2.0% 10.9%
Chalan Pago/Ordot 1,573 1,047 738 50.2% 41.9%
Dededo 10,016 7,541 5,558 32.8% 35.7%
Hagatna 268 416 384 -35.6% 8.3%
Inajaran 644 553 455 16.5% 21.5%
Mangilao 3,190 2,699 2,067 18.2% 30.6%
Merizo 471 469 398 0.4% 17.8%
Momgmong/Toto/Maite 1,633 1,742 1,490 -6.3% 16.9%
Piti 474 554 503 -14.4% 10.1%
Santa Rita 1,780 2,343 2,253 -24.0% 4.0%
Sinajana 742 712 619 4.2% 15.0%
Talofofo 738 548 445 34.7% 23.1%
Tamuning 5,953 6,296 4,788 -5.4% 31.5%
Umatac 162 188 147 -13.8% 27.9%
Yigo 4,634 3,686 2,989 25.7% 23.3%
Yona 1,745 1,361 1,026 28.2% 32.7%

Source: Census and Population Section, Department of Commerce, Government of Guam.