Airbnb in Kansas – 2016 in Review

Kansas Airbnb Hosts Earned $2.1 Million, Welcomed 20,000 People in 2016

Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Kansas host community earned a combined $2.1 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 20,000 people to the state in 2016.

The 20,000 guest arrivals to Kansas via Airbnb represents an astounding 175 percent year-over-year growth. This comes as Kansas residents increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. Airbnb’s Kansas host community doubled in size to 600 people in 2016. 50 percent of Kansas’ 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 10 home sharing cities in Kansas:

CityTotal 2016 Guest ArrivalsTotal 2016 Host Income
Lawrence
Wichita
Overland Park
Roeland Park
Topeka
Mission
Olathe
Salina
Shawnee
Hays
4,600
2,900
2,200
680
610
500
480
450
490
390
$440,000
$281,000
$307,000
$67,000
$41,000
$44,000
$81,000
$26,000
$63,000
$18,500

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.