Interracial Couples and Residential Outcomes in Average Income, Percent White, and Entropy

Hannah Spencer

Previous studies of interracial couples’ residential outcomes in the United States have limited their focus to a truncated selection of interracial couple types. To provide a more complete understanding of the residential patterns of interracial couples and how they fit into the contemporary color line, I assess an expanded set of monoracial and interracial couple types’ outcomes in neighborhood income, percent White, and entropy, employing multilevel OLS regression analysis using data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act from between 2005 and 2015. My results suggest that different types of interracial couples follow residential patterns that are distinctive from those of monoracial White couples and in many instances, from those of their monoracial couple type counterparts.

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 Presented in Session 7. Migration & Urbanization