have climbed to 4.8 million - a record 1 in 12 - as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses.
The figure was 61 percent for 18- to 29-year-olds, for instance, compared to 28 percent for those 65 and older.
Due to increasing interracial marriages, multiracial Americans are a small but fast-growing demographic group, making up about 9 million, or 8 percent of the minority population. "Race is a social construct; race isn't real," said Jonathan Brent, 28.
In a newly released survey by the online dating service, which specializes in connecting people who choose "character above color," according to a release, ten of the site's top 20 states with the most populous members have historically voted Republican over the past five presidential elections.
At the top of the list: California and Texas, the notoriously conservative state--and Georgia, which rounded out the top five. have climbed to a record 4.8 million, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this year.
The figures for "white" refer to those whites who are not of Hispanic ethnicity.
For purposes of defining interracial marriages, Hispanic is counted as a race by many in the demographic field.
Together with blacks, Hispanics and Asians, the Census Bureau estimates they collectively will represent a majority of the U. The son of a white father and Japanese-American mother, Brent helped organize multiracial groups in southern California and believes his background helps him understand situations from different perspectives.
Brent, now a lawyer in Charlottesville, Va., says at varying points in his life he has identified with being white, Japanese and more recently as someone of mixed ethnic background. According to the Pew report, more than 25 percent of Hispanics and Asians who married in 2010 had a spouse of a different race.
Biracial marriage, 2000 % of total biracial couples White male, Asian woman 14% White male, multiple-race woman 13% Multiple-race man, white woman 12% White man, SOR-Hispanic woman* 9% SOR-Hispanic man, white woman* 9% Black man, white woman 8% White man, American Indian woman 6% White man, black woman 3.1% The most common interracial marriage combination is a white man and an Asian woman -- 14 percent of all interracial couples. Remember, we turned down the MLK holliday..they were doing us a favor and were avoiding us.