Here's How Much Indiana Airbnb Hosts Earned this Year

Airbnb was a boon this year for Indiana residents trying to make extra money.

The company says hosts in Indiana earned a combined $36 million in supplemental income and hosted about 322,000 guests in 2018. Indiana hosts almost doubled their profits from last year, when they had 175,000 guest arrivals.

The figure accounts for confirmed bookings made from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31., an Airbnb spokesman told IndyStar. Users can book rooms or whole apartments and homes on the website.

Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, the state's largest city, raked in the lion's share of the profits, earning $14 million and welcoming 131,000 guests in 2018, according to data provided by Airbnb on Wednesday.

Other Indiana counties

Several other Indiana counties also earned millions. St. Joseph County came in second on the company's list, with residents bringing in $5.3 million and hosting 39,000 people. The county is home to the University of Notre Dame (South Bend).

The next county was Monroe, where hosts earned $3.1 million and welcomed 28,000 people. It includes the city of Bloomington, where Indiana University, one of the state's largest universities, is located.

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Also high up on the list was Hamilton County. The affluent county that includes Fishers and Carmel made roughly $1 million and took in 11,000 guests, according to the data.

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