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Lafayette County Airbnbs brings in second most income among counties in 2018

When it comes to openness, Lafayette County can brag that it’s one of the most hospitable counties across the entire state.

According to Airbnb, a community driven hospitality company, Lafayette County Airbnb hosts brought in the second most income among the top 15 counties in Mississippi.

Lafayette hosts raked in $2.1 million, according to a release, which was second only to Harrison County, one of the state’s most southern counties.

In total, Lafayette County had around 13,000 guest arrivals in 2018. Statewide, hosts earned $10.6 million around the state of Mississippi.

Among the other top 15 counties, only Lafayette and Harrison counties garnered over $1 million in revenue. The closest county after Lafayette is Hinds, and Airbnb reported they brought in about $988,000 in host income in 2018.

This report comes after an earlier release from Airbnb detailed that hosts in Oxford made about $1.1 million during Ole Miss games this season.

In 2017, Airbnb told the EAGLE that booking in the 38655 area code exceeded $1.4 million from about 8,400 arrivals.

Ole Miss football games, the square and William Faulkner’s home drive a majority of those numbers, with most Oxford listings on the Airbnb website mentioned the distance it takes to reach Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.