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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kearns is 2,818, with a population density of 11.94 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kearns is bounded by the locality of Varroville in the north, Raby Road in the east, the suburb of Eschol Park in the south, and the Camden Council area in the west.

Name origin

Kearns is named after the Kearns brothers, early land owners in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the 1980s. Growth continued until the mid 1990s. The population declined slightly between 2001 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Kearns is a residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Clark Reserve, Colorado Reserve, Jemima Jenkins Reserve and one school.