Regarding the question of Blasian couples marriage estimates in 2010, using the data from the sources: Asian-Nation and the US Census Bureau you arrive at an estimated 42,254 BMAW marriages (including Asians and Pacific Islanders) which is 6.3 times more than the estimated 6,677 AMBW marriages. All together, there were an estimated 48,931 Black & Asian marriages in 2010. The break down by nationality for BMAWs and AMBWs is shown below.
BMAW 2010 Marriage Estimates
The #1 marriage partners for BMAWs is Filipinas at 37%. This is more than 3x the #2 marriage partners for BMAWs – Koreans at 12%. This is due in part to Filipinos speaking English, being Christian, having prior US military exposure, and many Filipinos having exposure to Blacks either overseas, through the military, or in Filipino culture. Japanese are the #3 BMAW marriage partners with the Philippines, Korea, and Japan all having US military exposure. The Other Asians slice at 18% includes Pakistani, Hmong, Cambodian, Unspecificed Asians, Taiwanese, Laotian, Thai, Bangladeshi, Burmese, Indonesian, Nepalese, Sri Lankan, Malaysian, Bhutanese, Mongolian, Singaporean, Okinawan, and Maldivian, but none of the groups account for more than 2% of BMAW marriages.
Here is another perspective on Black men with Filipinas. Filipinos only make up 18% of all Asian Pacific people in the US which is 2nd after Chinese at 20%. If Black men married all Asian Pacific groups evenly, the percent of BMAWs with Filipina women would be almost half of the 37%. So Black men and Filipina women definitely appear to marry at a disproportionate rate. Likewise in reverse, with Chinese representing 20% of all Asian Pacific Americans, but only being 5% of BMAW marriages, there is a disproportionate lack of Chinese BMAW relationships. Lack of US military presence ever in China and historical lack of Chinese / Black interaction in the US probably explains some of this. In contrast, in Jamaica and other Caribbean islands where Chinese and Blacks have interacted for many years, you see far more Chinese and Black marriages.
Now let’s look at the nationality breakdown for AMBWs.
AMBW 2010 Marriage Estimates
A couple of observations. First the numbers for AMBW marriages are still extremely low. Only about 0.5% of all Asian men marriages in the US are with Black women. Secondly, the connection with Blacks and Filipinos we see with BMAW couples does not appear to occur as strongly with AMBWs. Indian men (many who lived in the Caribbean previously) marry Black women the most of all the Asian nationalities today. Also the other slice of the pie chart at 22% includes Pakistani, Hmong, Cambodian, Unspecificed Asians, Taiwanese, Laotian, Thai, Bangladeshi, Burmese, Indonesian, Nepalese, Sri Lankan, Malaysian, Bhutanese, Mongolian, Singaporean, Okinawan, and Maldivian. More research is required on the groups included in the other Asians category as several of these groups likely account for more than 2% of BMAW marriages.
When you combine the BMAW and AMBW marriage estimates, you arrive at the following picture for all US Asian and Black marriages.
Total Asian & Black 2010 Marriage Estimates
|Total Asian & Black||48,931||100.0%|