Nearly three-in-ten Asian newlyweds (29%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, as were 27% of Hispanic newlyweds. Among whites, the rate rose from 4% in 1980 to 11% in 2015.
Intermarriage for these groups was especially prevalent among the U. The most common racial or ethnic pairing among newlywed intermarried couples is one Hispanic and one white spouse (42%).
Here are more key findings from Pew Research Center about interracial and interethnic marriage and families on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision.
A growing share of adults say interracial marriage is generally a good thing for American society.
Newlywed black men are twice as likely as newlywed black women to be intermarried.
In 2015, 24% of recently married black men were intermarried, compared with 12% of newly married black women.
Asian and Hispanic newlyweds are the most likely to be intermarried. The most dramatic increase has occurred among black newlyweds, whose intermarriage rate more than tripled from 5% in 1980 to 18% in 2015.
Only 24 percent of people living in rural areas agreed with that statement.
Differences in racial composition of metropolitan and non-metropolitan populations may also account for some of the gap: 83 percent of newlyweds in non-metro areas are white, compared to 62 percent in metro areas.
The rates were highest in Honolulu (42 percent), Las Vegas (31 percent), and Santa Barbara (30 percent).
Intermarriage is rarest in metro areas in southern states (Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and the Carolinas), as well as two metro areas in Pennsylvania.