Feb 14, 2019
Hispanic Family Facts: More than 1 in 4 Hispanic newlyweds marry someone of another race
Roughly 27 percent of Hispanic newlyweds are married to someone of a different race/ethnicity, according to a Pew Research Center report. This is higher than the percentage of black (18 percent) and white (11 percent) adults who are intermarried. Hispanic and white couples are the most common type of racial intermarriages, making up 42 percent of all opposite-sex intermarried newlyweds in 2015.
Intermarriage is more likely among individuals with higher levels of educational attainment. This is especially pronounced among Hispanics. Among married Hispanics ages 25 and older, 46 percent of those with a college degree are married to someone who is not Hispanic, compared to 16 percent of those with a high school education or less.