LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Airbnb is often associated with ample, affordable rentals in larger cities. Now, the company’s services are thriving in rural areas across the nation, including Kentucky.

Statistics collected by Airbnb indicate domestic nights booked by U.S. guests in rural areas grew 110% from 2019 to 2021.

That drastic increase really showed itself in the state of Kentucky. Hosts in rural counties earned over $27 million collectively in 2021 with the average rural host earning over $10,000.

Airbnb rural revenue by state (Airbnb)

The following chart shows the approximate 2021 host earnings in each rural county:

Rural CountyApproximate 2021 Host Earnings
Adair$180,000
Anderson$330,000
Ballard$15,000
Barren$770,000
Bath$20,000
Bell$80,000
Boyle$390,000
Breathitt$13,000
Breckinridge$160,000
Caldwell$12,000
Calloway$625,000
Carlisle$5,000
Carroll$15,000
Carter$75,000
Casey$100,000
Clay$100,000
Clinton$135,000
Crittenden$20,000
Cumberland$225,000
Estill$130,000
Fleming$160,000
Floyd$50,000
Franklin$730,000
Fulton$5,000
Garrard$200,000
Graves$20,000
Grayson$650,000
Green$40,000
Harlan$80,000
Harrison$65,000
Hart$85,000
Hickman$15,000
Hopkins$140,000
Jackson$275,000
Johnson$10,000
Knott$60,000
Knox$50,000
Laurel$340,000
Lawrence$140,000
Lee$640,000
Leslie$15,000
Letcher$225,000
Lewis$90,000
Lincoln$130,000
Livingston$170,000
Logan$250,000
Lyon$480,000
Madison$900,000
Magoffin$3,000
Marion$425,000
Marshall$975,000
Mason$215,000
McCracken$1 million
McCreary$100,000
Menifee$255,000
Mercer$300,000
Metcalfe$30,000
Monroe$25,000
Montgomery$80,000
Morgan$20,000,
Muhlenberg$145,000
Nelson$1 million
Nicholas$75,000
Ohio$15,000
Owen$80,000
Owsley$10,000
Perry$115,000
Pike$275,000
Powell$5 million
Pulaski$2 million
Robertson$20,000
Rockcastle$70,000
Rowan$175,000
Russell$760,000
Simpson$85,000
Taylor$325,000
Todd$165,000
Trigg$875,000
Union$30,000
Washington$310,000
Wayne$545,000
Webster$75,000
Whitley$115,000
Wolfe$2 million
Kentucky rural host earnings (Airbnb)