Get ready for a population boom

The area’s population is about to expand by over 10,000 – but it’s not because a lot of families are moving in.

That influx is because the 4 area colleges start classes on Monday.

Freshmen move ins for Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta are tomorrow, while SUNY Cobbleskill welcomes its first year students Thursday followed by SUNY Delhi on Friday.

Area business owners say the return of students means a big boost to their bottom lines.