National Data | Chart | Hispanic Intermarriage Swamped By Hispanic Immigration
July 19, 2005, 05:00 AM
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Table 1:

Percent of Married Hispanics

with a non-Hispanic Spouse

Hispanic Group

1970

1980

1990

2000

All Hispanic Couples

13%

15%

15%

14%

    Mexicans

10%

12%

14%

12%

    Puerto Ricans

10%

14%

18%

21%

    Cubans

8%

8%

12%

12%

    Other Hispanics

20%

25%

19%

17%

Inter-Hispanic couples (Millions)

0.6

0.9

1.2

1.8

Source: Sharon Lee and Barry Edmonston, "New Marriages, New Families: U.S. Racial and Hispanic Intermarriage," Population Bulletin, June 2005. Table 6.

 

Table 2:

Percent of Married Hispanics with a non-Hispanic

Spouse, by Nativity and Citizenship, 2000

 

 

Husbands

Wives

Foreign born noncitizen

10%

10%

Foreign born naturalized citizen

14%

18%

U.S.-born

29%

31%

Source: Sharon Lee and Barry Edmonston, "New Marriages, New Families: U.S. Racial and Hispanic Intermarriage," Population Bulletin, June 2005. Table 6.

 

Table 3:

Percent of Married Hispanics with a

non-Hispanic Spouse, by Education, 2000

 

 

Husbands

Wives

Less than High School

5%

5%

High School

15%

17%

Some College

23%

27%

College

28%

35%

Source: Sharon Lee and Barry Edmonston, "New Marriages, New Families: U.S. Racial and Hispanic Intermarriage," Population Bulletin, June 2005. Table 6.

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.