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Married Couples of Same or Mixed Races and Origins, 1980–2007

(in thousands)

The chart below from the U.S. Census Bureau tracks biracial marriages in America from 1980 to 2007. As you can see, biracial marriages have been on a steady rise.

Race and origin of spouse 1980 1990 1995 1998 1999 2000 2007
Married couples, total 49,714 53,256 54,937 55,305 55,849 56,497 60,676
Race              
 White/white 44,910 47,202 48,030 48,050 48,455 48,917 50,904
 Black/black 3,354 3,687 3,703 3,839 3,868 3,989 4,178
 Black/white 167 211 328 330 364 363 464
  Black husband/white wife 122 150 206 210 240 268 338
  White husband/black wife 45 61 122 120 124 95 126
 White/other race1 450 720 988 975 1,086 1,051 1,688
 Black/other race1 34 33 76 43 31 50 129
 All other couples1 799 1,401 1,811 2,068 2,045 2,127 3,313
Hispanic origin              
 Hispanic/Hispanic 1,906 3,085 3,857 4,279 4,480 4,739 6,261
 Hispanic/other origin (not Hispanic) 891 1,193 1,434 1,662 1,647 1,742 2,241
 All other couples (not of Hispanic origin) 46,917 48,979 49,646 49,363 49,722 50,016 52,173
NOTE: Persons 15 years old and over. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
1. Excluding white and black.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports. From Statistical Abstract of the United States 2009.

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