Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Interracial marriages in the U.S. are quite rare

Data from the 5% sample of the 2000 Census reveal that among married blacks, 94% are married to other blacks. Members of other races are also unlikely to marry outside of their own group. While under random matching 44% of all marriages would be interracial, a mere 4% of marriages in the U.S. are between partners of different race.

2 comments:

Sleep said...

And the rate goes even lower in the South. Interracial couples are usually one white person + one non-white person living in a mostly white area.

Doug said...

Generally, interracial marriages involving whites are when a white man marries an Asian woman. Black-white interracial marriages are relatively rare.