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Virginia case that marriage across racial lines was legal throughout the country.
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.
The share of infants with interracial or interethnic parents also varies considerably across states, from 44% among those in Hawaii to 4% among those in Vermont.
Honolulu has the highest share of intermarried newlyweds of any major metropolitan area in the U. Four-in-ten newlyweds in Honolulu (42%) are married to someone of a different race or ethnicity, followed by newlyweds living in the Las Vegas (31%) and Santa Barbara, California (30%) metro areas.
By comparison, in 1980, the first year for which detailed data are available, about 230,000 newlyweds had done so.
The long-term annual growth in newlyweds marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity has led to dramatic increases in the overall number of people who are presently intermarried – including both those who recently married and those who did so years, or even decades, earlier.
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.In 2015, that number stood at 11 million – 10% of all married people.