Cranston Overtakes Warwick - Now the Second Largest City in RI
Sunday, May 27, 2018
The Census’ population estimate for Cranston, according to Census data as of July 1, 2017, is now 81,202. That’s 815 more people residing in Cranston since 2010. Warwick’s current tally is 80,381. In fact, the new numbers released this week show Cranston passed Warwick in 2016, according to a revision of last year’s estimates
“I’m so proud that Cranston’s population continues to grow because it’s a great place to live, work and play,” said Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung. “Along with strong economic development across the entire city, people are flocking to Cranston for our great schools, great restaurants, best-in-state shopping, robust parks and recreation offerings, nationally-accredited police department, nationally-recognized library system, convenient location and more.”
Fung is a Republican candidate for Governor in Rhode Island.
Fung and his administrative team in Cranston claim that they have been anticipating this milestone for several years after Census data showed the city’s population trending upward after the 2010 Census.
“I see Cranston’s continued growth as a sign of our success,” Mayor Fung said. “People want to start a business or live in a city where they can count on stable tax rates, good public services and a good government that spends their tax dollars wisely.”
No word from Warwick officials.