(Undated) -- Cranston is now ahead of Warwick for the title of second-largest city in Rhode Island, according to the newest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. As of July 1st, 2017, Cranston had 81-thousand-202 people, versus 80-thousand-871 for Warwick. The mayor of the latter city, Joseph Solomon, said in a press statement on Friday that the change is a direct result of continued expansion at T.F. Green Airport. Providence remains number one with an estimated population of just over 180-thousand.