The 2010 census revealed that 1 of every 10 heterosexual couples married in the United States are interracial. This shows a 28 percent increase in the past decade. Forty-five percent of these marriages are between Latinos and another race. The increase in interracial marriages is more dramatic when unmarried couple are considered as well. The Daily Mail reports:
The 2010 census noted the highest number of interracial marriages in America’s history, noting a 28 per cent jump over the past decade.
One out of every 10 married straight couples identified as different races, which shows an increase from 7 per cent in the 2000 census data.
Greater social acceptance of the unions and demographic shifts throughout the country are thought to be the two largest contributing factors to the increase.
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