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relative change vs growth rate

Relative Change and Growth Rate are NOT the same thing. Try using the same numbers to see how they differ in these calculators.

Relative Change:

Annual Growth Rate:

Keep in mind that you may express the growth rate in terms of per person, per 100 people (%), per 1,000 people, per 10,000 people, etc. Just move the decimal.

Finally, try using the following calculator to see when the population would double based on the growth rate.

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