Ohio Airbnb hosts earned $29.1 million, welcomed 260,000 guests in 2017

Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced today that its Ohio host community earned a combined $29.1 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 260,000 guest arrivals to the state in 2017.

The 260,000 guest arrivals to Ohio via Airbnb represents 96% year-over-year growth. This comes as Ohioans increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. There are now over 5,000 Ohio hosts who share their homes for via Airbnb, over ⅓ of whom simply share an extra, unused room (i.e. empty nester). The typical Ohio host earns about $4,800 annually in supplemental income.

Statewide data indicates that Airbnb and its host community appear to be complementing — rather than competing with — the Ohio hotel industry, which has celebrated seven consecutive years of growth. Hotels in Cincinnati and Columbus are benefiting from increased revenue while Cleveland continues to experience a hotel boom — all in parallel to Airbnb’s growth.  This suggests that Airbnb is opening up the state to a new slice of prospective tourists by catering to travelers less able to afford hotels, those who desire to stay in neighborhoods or cities that lack hotels, and families who prefer to be together under one roof.

In addition to the new income going into the pockets of Ohio Airbnb hosts, the Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are generating new revenue through tax agreements that allows Airbnb to collect and remit local taxes on behalf of its hosts. In June, Airbnb announced that $544,000 in combined revenue had been remitted in the first 12 months of those agreements. Airbnb welcomes opportunities to secure additional tax agreements with any Ohio municipalities and counties and bring new revenue to those jurisdictions.

What follows is an overview of 2017 guest arrivals and total host income, broken down by the top 30 home sharing markets in Ohio.

City

Total 2017 Guest Arrivals

Total 2017 Host Income

Columbus

57,780

$6.5 million

Cincinnati

47,330

$5.1 million

Cleveland

36,540

$4.1 million

Dayton

7,410

$795,000

Cleveland Heights

4,740

$732,000

Toledo

4,400

$455,000

Akron

4,200

$464,000

Lakewood

3,710

$363,000

Huron

3,670

$347,000

Sandusky

3,560

$433,000

Put-in-Bay

3,420

$521,000

Athens

2,350

$233,000

Port Clinton

2,320

$300,000

Oxford

1,860

$268,000

Logan

1,760

$222,000

Yellow Springs

1,710

$170,000

Millersburg

1,590

$121,000

Dublin

1,470

$183,000

Oberlin

1,450

$167,000

Geneva

1,330

$142,000

Fairborn

1,320

$124,000

Berea

1,180

$111,000

Westerville

1,080

$140,000

Howard

1,050

$83,000

Mansfield

1,030

$90,000

Canton

1,010

$107,000

Lorain

960

$63,000

Parma

950

$84,000

Mount Vernon

930

$86,700

Conneaut

900

$54,000