Mixed Race Marriages Declining

THE STATUS OF MIXED MARRIAGES

Percentage of people who marry outside their ethnic or racial groups:

Asian-Americans
Foreign-born
1990-34.5%
2000-27.2%
U.S.-Born
1990-54.4%
2000-54.9%

Hispanic
Foreign-born
1990-14.7%
2000-8.3%
U.S.-Born
1990-34.7%
2000-31.3%

African-Americans
Foreign-born
1990-12.8%
2000-15.7%
U.S.-Born
1990-5.9%
2000-10.4%

American Indian
Foreign-born
1990-76.0%
2000-66.3%
U.S.-Born
1990-59.6%
2000-58.3%

White
Foreign-born
1990-5.6%
2000-8.3%
U.S.-Born
1990-3.1%
2000-4.3%

Source: Research by Zhenchao Qian, Ohio State University, and Daniel Lichter, Cornell University.

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3 responses to “Mixed Race Marriages Declining

  1. Hi Radical Hapa, I wonder what the methodology because whites cannot be marrying within their ETHNICITY at such as high rate. Irish Americans cannot be marrying Irish Americans at 90% rate, etc. Likewise, Asian Americans married wihtin their RACE at 88% or something according to the 2000 Census. The race and ethnic distinctions should be uniform throughout the study.

  2. Umm… I look at these numbers and they seem to suggest that mixed race marriages are increasing for some groups (Whites, Asian Americans and African Americans) and decreasing for others (American Indians and Hispanics). That leaves me to wonder on what basis are you claiming that mixed marriages overall are decreasing? Frankly the numbers look like they’re probably fairly static overall…

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