The Town of Kippens is situated on the West Coast of the province of Newfoundland. The town was granted municipality status on December 31, 1968. The town of Stephenville is bounded by Kippens to the east, the community of Berry Head to the west, and St. George’s Bay to the south.

Kippens extends in an east-west direction along Highway 460. The town, for the most part, is built immediately adjacent to the highway right-of-way, with most urban development extending within one kilometre to the north and south. The community is readily accessible to Stephenville on the east and the Port au Port Peninsula on the west by Highway 460.

A census taken in 1921 shows that there were thirty people living in the community at the time. The 2021 Census population for Kippens was 1,842, and the population still continues to increase, with a median age of 53.2.