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1980s: At the beginning of the 1980s, nine percent of all United States households are made up solely of a married couple. There are over forty-eight million married couples in the United States.

1990s: At the end of the 1990s, only three percent of all United States households are made up solely of a married couple. There are close to fifty-five million married couples in the United States.

1980s: In 1980, 67.2 percent of the white American population is married, and 51.4 percent of the African-American population is married.

1990s: While more than half of the American population continues to marry, the percentages for both whites and African Americans has decreased in the past ten years. In 1997, 62.1 percent of the white American population is married, and 42.4 percent of the African-American population is married.

1980s: In 1980, there are 651,0000 interracial couples in the United States. Of these couples, 167,000 are made up of...

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