City Paper is not for tourists
Looks like D.C. has slightly-higher-average rates of interracial marriage, according to the latest Pew poll. While 85 percent of Americans “marry in” (that is, marry someone of the same race), that number dips to 80 percent of District residents. The only states with a lower percentage of “marrying in” than D.C. are places with large non-white/non-black populations, like Hawaii, Alaska, California, Nevada and New Mexico. Both Maryland and Virginia have higher rates of marrying in than the national average. Also of note, most Americans say they’re “fine” with intermarriage.
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