Let's say I calculate the rate the population changed from 2000 to 2010. Is this than the growth rate "for", "of", "between", or "from" 2000 to 2010?


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Any of them would work. But if you use between - then you need to change "2000 to 2010" to "2000 and 2010*.


As already answered above, all 4 forms can be used. If you use "for" or "of" then you need to add a word like 'period' or 'interval' for full grammatical correctness, as in for/of the period (from) 2000 to 2010 or for/of the interval between 2000 and 2010. You can also avoid 'for' and 'of' and simply write population growth rate from 2000 to 2010 or (rate of) population change between 2000 and 2010.

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