Interracial/LGBT Couples

INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE STATISTICS


as of January 4, 2018

November 2019: New census data shows that there are now more than one million same-sex couples households in the US and 200,000 children who have LGBTQ parents

How many new marriages are interracial today?

The number of interracial marriages has increased 5 times since 1967. Today, approximately 17% of married couples are interracial (55,360,000).

How many couples that are still married today are interracial?

1 out of 10 every married people, or 11 million people, are married to someone of a different race than themselves.

What percentage of African Americans marry someone of a different race?

18 % of African Americans marry someone of a different race. This is 13% higher than in 1980, when only 5% of African Americans married someone from a different race.

What percentage of whites marry someone of a different race?

11 % of white people marry someone of a different race today, compared to 4% in 1980.

What percentage of Asians marry someone of a different race?

People of Asian descent are the most likely to marry someone from a different race, as 29% of Asians today marry outside their ethnicity.

What percentage of Hispanics marry someone of a different race?

Hispanics come in second as the most likely to marry outside their ethnicity. 27% of Hispanics today are married to someone outside their race.

What is the most common racial pairing today among newlywed couples?

Today , the most common interracial pairing is one Hispanic spouse and one white spouse. This combination makes up 42% of interracial marriages today.

Which state has the highest number of interracial newlyweds?

Hawaii has the largest number of interracial newlyweds today. 42% of newlyweds in Honolulu are mixed race. The next city with the largest number of interracial marriages is Las Vegas, with 31% of married couples being interracial.

When did the ban on interracial marriage end?

The ban on interracial marriage ended with the decision of Loving vs Virginia on June 2, 1967.

What percentage of recently married black men have a spouse of a different race?

African American men have a higher likelihood of marrying outside their race. Men marry someone of another race 24% of the time.

What percentage of recently married black women have a spouse of a different race?

African American women are less likely to marry outside of their race. Women marry someone of another race approximately 12% of the time.

What is the racial breakdown of the U.S. population?

As of the latest census, the racial breakdown in the U.S. is as follows:

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