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Interracial Married Couples: 1960–1995

(Includes all interracial married couples with at least one spouse of white or black race.)

      Interracial married couples
      Black/white
Year Total
married couples
Total Total Black husband,
white wife
White husband,
black wife
White/
other race*
Black/
other race*
1960 40,491,000 149,000 51,000 25,000 26,000 90,000 7,000
1970 44,598,000 310,000 65,000 41,000 24,000 233,000 12,000
1980 49,514,000 953,000 121,000 94,000 27,000 785,000 47,000
1990 51,718,000 1,461,000 213,000 159,000 54,000 1,173,000 75,000
1995 54,937,000 1,392,000 328,000 206,000 122,000 988,000 76,000
*“Other race,” is any race other than white or black, such as American Indian, Japanese, Chinese, etc.
Source: U. S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Series, “Household and Family Characteristics: March 1994,” and earlier reports.

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Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank Population/Demographics Interracial Married Couples, 1980–2006

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