Airbnb in Indiana – 2016 in review

Indiana Airbnb Hosts Earned $10.6 Million, Welcomed 83,000 People in 2016

Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Indiana host community earned a combined $10.6 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 83,000 people to the state in 2016.

The 83,000 guest arrivals to the Hoosier State via Airbnb represents an astounding 174 percent year-over-year growth. This comes as Indiana residents increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. Airbnb’s Indiana host community more than doubled in size to 2,500 people in 2016. 40 percent of Indiana’s Airbnb hosts simply rent out an extra room in their homes. And the fastest growing demographic nationally among Airbnb hosts are senior women.

What follows is an overview of 2016 guest arrivals and total host income, broken down by the top 15 home sharing cities in Indiana:

CityTotal 2016 Guest ArrivalsTotal 2016 Host Income
Indianapolis
South Bend
Bloomington
Michigan City
Carmel
Fort Wayne
Lafayette
West Lafayette
Nashville
Gary
Granger
New Albany
Fishers
LaPorte
Noblesville
34,000
10,000
9.500
2,700
1,900
1,700
1,400
1,300
1,100
1,100
1,000
1,000
900
900
800
$4.5 Million
$1.6 Million
$1.1 Million
$410,000
$239,000
$177,000
$164,000
$136,000
$134,000
$113,000
$116,000
$106,000
$115,000
$103,000
$94,000

About Airbnb
Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong when they travel by being connected to local cultures and having unique travel experiences. Its community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations from apartments and villas to castles and treehouses in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries.