Kearns 66 Below average
Kearns Livability #203 ranked city in Utah#17,486 ranked city in the USARanks better than 40% of areas

Livability Awards

A Kearns Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Kearns Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Utah
991% less expensive than the US average
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Kearns cost of living
D+ Kearns Crime Total crime is 42% higher than Utah
Total crime
3,40337% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3037% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Kearns crime
D Kearns Employment Household income is 7% lower than Utah
Median household income
$58,1395% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$17,74940% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%7% lower than the US average
Kearns employment
B+ Kearns Housing Home value is 31% lower than Utah
Median home value
$154,10017% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18225% higher than the US average
Home ownership
80%26% higher than the US average
Kearns real estate or Kearns rentals
F Kearns Schools HS graduation rate is 17% lower than Utah
High school grad. rates
74%11% lower than the US average
School test scores
23%54% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:133% higher than the US average
Kearns K-12 schools
D+ Kearns User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Kearns
Overall user rating
59% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
50% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Kearns, UT

      Kearns, Utah is a medium-sized city with a population of 36,952 people. Kearns has a population density of 7,977 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 77% of Kearns residents are White, 3% Asian and 2% Native Hawaiian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Kearns are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 26% of the population also speak Spanish. Kearns could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 30 years old is below the nation’s average. 76% of the people in Kearns (over the age of 15) are married and 42% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Kearns could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Utah if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Kearns and in the areas around Kearns is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Kearns is 65/100 and the city is ranked in the 40th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the scores for each individual category, Kearns has received high marks for amenities (A) and housing (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Kearns. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (D-), education (F) and employment (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Kearns has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Kearns apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

      Kearns real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Kearns. The median home price for Kearns homes is $154,100, which is 31.4% lower than the Utah average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Kearns, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 25% lower than the Utah average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Kearns will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Kearns, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 14.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.9%.

      Kearns transportation information

      Average one way commute26min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.2%75.9%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.1%11.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.0%2.6%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%2.6%2.8%
      Working from home2.4%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Kearns, UT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).