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Among unmarried opposite-sex partners living together in Utah, 20.9 percent are interracial or of mixed origin — compared with a national average of 18.3 percent.

And among same-sex couples living together in Utah, 18.3 percent are interracial or of mixed origin — compared with national average of 20.6 percent.

At a glance

Utah tops nation for traditional families

A new analysis by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Utah either tops — or is last — among states in categories relating to traditional family structure:

No. 1 » Percentage of households headed by married couples, 61 percent.

No. 1 » Percentage of households with children, 43.3 percent.

No. 1 » Most people per household, 3.1.

No. 50 » Percent of households that are singles living alone, 18.7 percent.

No. 50 » Percent of households headed by unmarried opposite-sex couples, 3.9 percent.

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