National Geographic : 2018 Apr
1% Less than 1% Lessthan1%7%5%11%1%2%1%4%1%2%1%1%2%8%1%4%1%3%22%20% 42% 11%2%3%2% 2% 5%3%12%15%3% 13,500 63,000 68,000 62,000 178,000 BLACK AMERICAN INDIAN WHITE HISPANIC Multiracial ASIAN 1967 2015 3% 17% 50 YEARS AFTER LOVING V. VIRGINIA MIXED MARRIAGE U.S. newlyweds with partners of another group Data on intermarried same- sex couples are limited. But statistically, partnering across racial lines is more common among same-sex couples than different-sex couples. 282,000 white people in the U.S. married across racial or ethnic lines in 2015. of the intermarried newlyweds are made up of white and Hispanic spouses. Intermarried newlyweds, by race or ethnicity U.S. intermarried newlyweds Share of newlywed women with husbands outside their group Share of all newlywed couples with this racial or ethnic combination COMBINATIONS THAT ADD UP TO LESS THAN 0.1 PERCENT ARE EXCLUDED. ASIANS INCLUDE PACIFIC ISLANDERS. WHITES, BLACKS, ASIANS, AND AMERICAN INDIANS INCLUDE ONLY NON-HISPANICS. HISPANICS ARE OF ANY RACE. INTERMARRIAGES ARE UNIONS ACROSS RACE AND/OR ETHNICITY. ALBERTO LUCAS LÓPEZ, NGM STAFF; KELSEY NOWAKOWSKI DATA SOURCE: PEW RESEARCH CENTER Intermarriage rates have climbed steadily in the half century since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Loving v. Virginia ruling struck down state laws that banned interracial marriage. From then until 2015, the share of newlywed intermarried couples went from one in 33 to one in six. Today such couples account for one in 10 marriages overall. Intermarriage is equally common among men and women, more common among Asians and Hispanics than other racial and ethnic groups, and more common among black men than black women and Asian women than Asian men.