Here’s how much the hosts earned in 2018

Airbnb has been a boon this year for Indiana residents trying to earn some extra cash.

The company says Indiana hosts earned a combined $36 million in incremental revenue and hosted approximately 322,000 guests in 2018. Indiana hosts nearly doubled their profits from a year ago, when they had 175,000 guest arrivals.

The figure represents confirmed bookings made from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, an Airbnb spokesperson told IndyStar. Users can book rooms or entire apartments and houses on the website.

Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, the state’s largest city, reaped the lion’s share of profits, earning $14 million and hosting 131,000 guests in 2018, according to data provided by Airbnb on Wednesday.

Other Indiana Counties

An Airbnb at 804 N. Keystone Ave., near Mass Ave.

Several other Indiana counties also won millions. St. Joseph County came second on the company’s list, with residents bringing in $5.3 million and hosting 39,000 people. The county is home to the University of Notre Dame (South Bend).

The next county was Monroe, where hosts earned $3.1 million and hosted 28,000 people. It includes the city of Bloomington, home to Indiana University, one of the largest universities in the state.

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