as our nation becomes more racially and ethnically diverse, so are married couples. The percentage of married-couple households that are interracial or interethnic grew across the united states from 7. This change varied across states and counties and for specific interracialinterethnic combinations. 18 of african-americans marry someone of a different ethnicity or race, according to the interracial relationship statistics. Population survey (cps) data 2003-2006, 25 percent of couples cohabiting are mixed race couples, and the same racial trends for intermarriage also exist for interethnic couples living together. As a possible explanation for the decline in interracial marriages. black women are working diligently to catch up with the black men and white women marriage rates. We will probably see the gap closing between black men and women marrying interracially. this statistic shows the number of married couples in the united states in 2020, by ethnic group and combination of spouses.