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Springfield City Council is scheduled to vote Jan. 14 on a short-term rental bill.
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Springfield City Council is scheduled to vote Jan. 14 on a short-term rental bill.

Greene County Airbnb hosts gross $1.4M in 2018

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Greene County short-term rental owners grossed $1.4 million last year through Airbnb, the San Francisco-based company announced this morning.

During 2018, local owners counted 15,800 guest arrivals, according to a news release.

Greene ranked seventh statewide behind the following counties:
    •    city of St. Louis County, $14.4 million in combined host income, 144,000 arrivals;
    •    Jackson, $12.5 million, 131,000;
    •    Taney, $5.1 million, 52,000;
    •    Camden, $2.1 million, 19,000;
    •    St. Louis County, $1.9 million, 18,000; and
    •    Boone, $1.5 million, 16,300.

Airbnb spokesman Ben Breit provided 2017 data, which he noted is “not exactly apples to apples” since it previously was tallied by city instead of county. He said, however, the “vast majority” of Greene County’s data was accounted for via Springfield’s 2017 host income of $749,000 and 8,140 guest arrivals.

Statewide, Missouri’s short-term rental owners earned $48 million in supplemental income via 483,000 guest arrivals in 2018, according to the release.

The Airbnb figures were released ahead of Springfield City Council’s Jan. 14 meeting, when the governing body is slated to vote on a substitute short-term rental bill. The Planning & Zoning Commission-approved bill would suspend an ordinance prohibiting short-term rentals for 120 days. The bill calls on a number of restrictions, such as density requirements.


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