Airbnb Florida today announced that Airbnb guests infused a $6.4 million economic impact for the City of Jacksonville in 2016.
Over 300 Jacksonville residents actively list their home or a room on the Airbnb platform. In 2016, those hosts earned $2.2 million in supplemental income while welcoming over 19,000 guests to the City.
Additionally, those guests contributed $4.2 million in spending to the local merchant community through spending at restaurants, shops and more. This is based on a recent comprehensive survey of Airbnb guests, which determined that Airbnb guests to Jacksonville spend on average $62 per day.
JACKSONVILLE BY THE NUMBERS:
300 Active Hosts
19,000 Guest Arrivals in 2016 – reflecting 134% year-over-year growth
53% Jacksonville listings that are simply extra, unused rooms
$4,800 Annual Airbnb income for typical Jacksonville host