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Interracial Dating & Marriage

Below are statistics showing racial/ethnic patterns of marriage for the six largest Asian American ethnic groups from the 2006 Census. These statistics have now been updated using 2010 Census data, as discussed in the main Interracial Dating and Marriage article and are presented here only as a comparison to the updated 2010 numbers.

Marriage Patterns for Six Largest
Asian American Ethnic Groups (2006)

Asian Indians

  All Spouses USR + USR or FR USR + USR Only
Men  
Asian Indian 91.9 73.3 56.7
Other Asian 0.9 2.7 2.8
White 5.5 18.5 31.3
Black 0.5 0.5 0.8
Hispanic/Latino 0.8 3.4 5.8
Multiracial & All Others 0.4 1.6 2.7
Population Size (x1000) 626.4 54.4 32.2
 
Women  
Asian Indian 93.6 77.5 54.2
Other Asian 0.7 1.7 2.0
White 4.3 18.9 36.3
Black 0.5 1.4 2.8
Hispanic/Latino 0.4 1.4 2.7
Multiracial & All Others 0.5 0.9 1.9
Population Size (x1000) 580.8 60.0 31.3
 

Chinese

Men  
Chinese 89.5 64.6 53.1
Other Asian 4.5 11.5 11.6
White 5.3 20.2 29.7
Black 0.1 0.3 0.5
Hispanic/Latino 0.7 2.1 3.0
Multiracial & All Others 0.4 1.4 2.0
Population Size (x1000) 665.8 127.7 86.6
 
Women  
Chinese 81.5 54.0 44.6
Other Asian 2.7 7.3 7.8
White 13.9 32.8 40.4
Black 0.4 0.9 1.1
Hispanic/Latino 0.9 2.9 3.5
Multiracial & All Others 0.6 2.1 2.6
Population Size (x1000) 699.2 121.3 98.5
 

Filipinos

Men  
Filipino 82.4 50.1 35.6
Other Asian 2.8 6.9 7.3
White 9.2 27.1 36.0
Black 0.3 1.2 1.3
Hispanic/Latino 2.9 8.3 11.1
Multiracial & All Others 2.3 6.3 8.4
Population Size (x1000) 426.0 104.0 78.4
 
Women  
Filipino 61.1 37.6 28.4
Other Asian 2.8 6.4 6.9
White 27.2 40.0 46.2
Black 2.8 3.6 4.1
Hispanic/Latino 3.6 7.5 8.6
Multiracial & All Others 2.5 4.0 5.7
Population Size (x1000) 555.4 107.4 93.0
 

Japanese

  All Spouses USR + USR or FR USR + USR Only
Men  
Japanese 63.9 55.0 53.7
Other Asian 9.9 12.4 9.4
White 19.7 24.0 27.2
Blacks 0.4 0.6 0.7
Hispanic/Latino 2.8 3.6 4.1
Multiracial & All Others 3.2 4.4 4.9
Population Size (x1000) 169.1 115.9 102.6
 
Women  
Japanese 47.4 51.3 50.9
Other Asian 6.4 8.0 7.7
White 38.2 32.1 32.8
Black 1.6 0.7 0.8
Hispanic/Latino 2.8 3.0 3.1
Multiracial & All Others 3.7 4.8 4.9
Population Size (x1000) 221.1 107.9 105.7
 

Koreans

Men  
Korean 90.7 60.7 39.5
Other Asian 2.6 9.6 12.5
White 5.5 24.9 40.3
Black 0.3 1.3 2.1
Hispanic/Latino 0.5 1.7 2.8
Multiracial & All Others 0.4 1.7 2.7
Population Size (x1000) 252.8 44.3 27.4
 
Women  
Korean 69.4 35.3 22.5
Other Asian 3.7 9.4 8.9
White 23.7 48.9 60.8
Black 1.0 1.7 2.2
Hispanic/Latino 1.1 2.8 3.4
Multiracial & All Others 1.1 1.8 2.3
Population Size (x1000) 320.1 56.1 45.1
 

Vietnamese

Men  
Vietnamese 92.3 76.9 71.0
Other Asian 2.9 7.0 5.8
White 2.9 10.5 15.0
Black 0.2 0.9 1.3
Hispanic/Latino 1.4 3.8 5.5
Multiracial & All Others 0.3 1.0 1.4
Population Size (x1000) 262.2 54.7 40.5
 
Women  
Vietnamese 83.3 66.8 58.2
Other Asian 3.5 8.2 7.8
White 11.3 20.8 28.3
Black 0.5 1.7 2.4
Hispanic/Latino 0.7 1.3 1.7
Multiracial & All Others 0.7 1.2 1.6
Population Size (x1000) 279.4 61.4 45.2
 
USR = U.S.-Raised (1.5 generation or higher)
FR = Foreign-Raised (1st generation)
"USR + USR or FR" = Spouse 1 is USR while Spouse 2 can be USR or FR
"USR + USR Only" = Both spouses are USR
Methodology used to tabulate these statistics


Author Citation

Copyright © 2001- by C.N. Le. Some rights reserved. Creative Commons License

Suggested reference: Le, C.N. . "Interracial Dating & Marriage" Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America. <http://www.asian-nation.org/interracial.shtml> ().


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