Greene County had More Airbnb Guests Last Year Than Residents

In Brief – Greene County had the most Airbnb guests compared to residents for any county in the greater Hudson Valley area last year.

The scenic county, which has attracted New York City residents since it was known as the “Borcht Belt” and the “Irish Alps” in the late 19th and 20th centuries, hosted 67,500 guests in 2019, according to Airbnb.

The county had 47,491 residents in 2018, according to census estimates.

Ulster County also had more Airbnb guests than residents last year – 184,600 guests versus about 180,000 residents. The county also had the highest number of Airbnb guests in the Hudson Valley overall.

Airbnb guests in Ulster County spent $31.9 million on their rentals in 2019, with guests in Greene County spending 10.6 million, according to Airbnb.

The southern Hudson Valley – Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties – had fewer Airbnb guests per capita than counties in the Mid- and Upper-Hudson Valley last year.

4 thoughts on “Greene County had More Airbnb Guests Last Year Than Residents

  1. Hello, can you share your sources for this information? I am a local elected official in Greene County and am working on establishing AirBnB regulations within my Village.

  2. I was born and raised in Greene County… it’s a shame that there is no more opportunity or growing of our communities there. Greene County is filled with amazing people and families that love the area. It has become a tourist destination (not always a bad thing) but Greene County relies on it and that’s sad!

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