BILLINGS, Mont. — Airbnb says Montanans who rented rooms and homes to visitors earned nearly $20 million last year.

KULR-TV reports that average earnings in the state were $6,500 in 2017.

Montanans hosted a total of 147,000 guests during the year — nearly double the total in 2016.

Bozeman, Missoula, Whitefish and West Yellowstone topped the list of Montana cities with short-term rentals through Airbnb.

The San Francisco-based company says nearly a quarter of those offering rentals in Montana are at least 60 years old.


Information from: KULR-TV, http://www.kulr8.com

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