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Table 1

Sample size of marriages and alternate partners by data source and ethnoracial category

CategoryCensus 1980ACS 2014–2018
Marriages in the Previous Five Years 285,523 503,348 
Alternate Partners   
 White 2,926,629 4,368,640 
 Black 535,993 887,837 
 American Indian/Alaska Native 24,304 73,760 
 Latino 162,526 859,250 
  Mexican 113,648 560,124 
  Puerto Rican 35,444 97,695 
  Cuban 13,434 39,473 
  Salvadorian  32,947 
  Dominican  29,201 
  Guatemalan  19,449 
  Colombian  18,826 
  Honduran  11,926 
  Peruvian  10,548 
  Ecuadorian  10,226 
  Nicaraguan  7,605 
  Argentinian  4,619 
  Venezuelan  4,404 
  Panamanian  3,960 
  Chilean  2,531 
  Costa Rican  2,399 
  Bolivian  1,814 
  Uruguayan  1,046 
  Paraguayan  457 
 East and Southeast Asian 30,432 199,180 
  Chinese 9,980 63,621 
  Filipino 6,557 48,254 
  Vietnamese 331 29,119 
  Korean 2,066 24,163 
  Japanese 11,498 15,023 
  Cambodian  4,880 
  Hmong  4,563 
  Laotian  3,762 
  Thai  3,429 
  Burmese  1,156 
  Indonesian  980 
  Malaysian  230 
 South Asian 2,882 41,222 
  Asian Indian 2,882 34,446 
  Pakistani  4,785 
  Bangladeshi  1,402 
  Sri Lankan  589 
CategoryCensus 1980ACS 2014–2018
Marriages in the Previous Five Years 285,523 503,348 
Alternate Partners   
 White 2,926,629 4,368,640 
 Black 535,993 887,837 
 American Indian/Alaska Native 24,304 73,760 
 Latino 162,526 859,250 
  Mexican 113,648 560,124 
  Puerto Rican 35,444 97,695 
  Cuban 13,434 39,473 
  Salvadorian  32,947 
  Dominican  29,201 
  Guatemalan  19,449 
  Colombian  18,826 
  Honduran  11,926 
  Peruvian  10,548 
  Ecuadorian  10,226 
  Nicaraguan  7,605 
  Argentinian  4,619 
  Venezuelan  4,404 
  Panamanian  3,960 
  Chilean  2,531 
  Costa Rican  2,399 
  Bolivian  1,814 
  Uruguayan  1,046 
  Paraguayan  457 
 East and Southeast Asian 30,432 199,180 
  Chinese 9,980 63,621 
  Filipino 6,557 48,254 
  Vietnamese 331 29,119 
  Korean 2,066 24,163 
  Japanese 11,498 15,023 
  Cambodian  4,880 
  Hmong  4,563 
  Laotian  3,762 
  Thai  3,429 
  Burmese  1,156 
  Indonesian  980 
  Malaysian  230 
 South Asian 2,882 41,222 
  Asian Indian 2,882 34,446 
  Pakistani  4,785 
  Bangladeshi  1,402 
  Sri Lankan  589 

Note: ACS = American Community Survey.

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