Kearns is a township and census-designated place (CDP) in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. This was a 6.2 percent increase over the 2000 figure of 33,659. A recently-elected community council is expected to call for a vote of incorporation in the near future, since Utah's current township law expires in 2010. If the law is not extended, it would either have to revert to its former status as an unincorporated area of the county, incorporate as a city, or be annexed into a nearby town. It is most likely it will stay an unincorporated community after the vote. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 Square miles (12.5 square kilometer), all of it land.