Airbnb in Minnesota – 2016 in review

Minnesota Airbnb Hosts Earned $13.6 Million, Welcomed 93,000 People in 2016

Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Minnesota host community earned a combined $13.6 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 93,000 people to the state in 2016.

The 93,000 guest arrivals to Minnesota via Airbnb represents 132 percent year-over-year growth. This comes as Minnesotans increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. Airbnb’s Minnesota host community doubled in size to 2,600 people in 2016. 37 percent of Minnesota Airbnb hosts simply rent out an extra room in their homes. And the fastest growing demographic nationally among Airbnb hosts are senior women.

Perhaps no event better demonstrated the value of home sharing than the Ryder Cup, during which Airbnb helped Hennepin, Ramsey, Carver and Scott counties host 3,500 guest arrivals.This substantially expanded lodging capacity for the region as local hotels sold out.

Airbnb looks forward to partnering with the Twin Cities to help them similarly expand lodging capacity and take full economic advantage of the upcoming 2018 Super Bowl.

What follows is an overview of 2016 guest arrivals and total host income, broken down by the top 20 home sharing cities in Minnesota:

CityTotal 2016 Guest ArrivalsTotal 2016 Host Income
Minneapolis
Saint Paul
Duluth
Rochester
Two Harbors
Grand Marals
Ely
Finland
Northfield
Chaska
Eagan
Winona
White Bear Lake
Excelsior
Park Rapids
Eden Prairie
Minnetonka
Inver Grove Heights
Lutsen
Prior Lake
41,000
9,200
4.200
3,200
1,500
1,500
840
700
620
580
570
600
510
510
480
470
430
430
390
380
$7 Million
$1.5 Million
$400,000
$721,000
$127,000
$166,000
$89,000
$90,000
$86,000
$171,000
$76,000
$63,000
$69,000
$147,000
$54,000
$124,000
$71,000
$49,000
$68,000
$107,000

About Airbnb
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