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Airbnb hosts East of the Anacostia River increased by 95 percent from last year

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Wards 7 and 8 are getting on the Airbnb bandwagon

Since last month, Airbnb has progressively been releasing new data on how much money hosts in Washington, D.C. make and what types of guests stay the night in the short-term rentals. Now, new data has been released on emerging trends for neighborhoods East of the Anacostia River.

For Wards 7 and 8, the number of hosts grew by 95 percent since last year. The number of guest arrivals rose by 165 percent in the same time frame. The typical Airbnb host in these Wards earned $7,600 since last year.

For Washington, D.C. as a whole, the year-over-year growth of guest arrivals was 88 percent. 53 percent of hosts in D.C. are women, while 69 percent of hosts in Wards 7 and 8 are women.