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%.
|Average one way commute||26min||22min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||77.2%||75.9%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||15.1%||11.6%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||3.0%||2.6%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.3%||0.8%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||0.9%||2.6%||2.8%|
|Working from home||2.4%||5.4%||4.6%|