Airbnb in Missouri – 2016 in review

Missouri Airbnb Hosts Earned $13.1 Million, Welcomed 124,000 People in 2016

Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Missouri host community earned a combined $13.1 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 124,000 people to the state in 2016.

The 124,000 guest arrivals to Missouri via Airbnb represents an astounding 166 percent year-over-year growth. This comes as Missourians increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. Airbnb’s Missouri host community doubled in size to 2,100 people in 2016. 42 percent of Missouri’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 home sharing cities in Missouri:

CityTotal 2016 Guest ArrivalsTotal 2016 Host Income
St. Louis
Kansas City
Branson
Columbia
Springfield
University City
Osage Beach
Lake Ozark
Richmond Heights
41,000
38,000
7,500
4,000
3,800
2,200
1,500
1,500
1,400
$4.5 Million
$4.1 Million
$722,000
$422,000
$316,000
$209,000
$151,000
$199,000
$136,000

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.