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Karnak is a village located in Pulaski County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 619.
Karnak is located at 37°17'32" North, 88°58'30" West (37.292146, -88.974920).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.7 km2 (1.8 mi2). 4.7 km2 (1.8 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 619 people, 263 households, and 174 families residing in the village. The population density was 132.0/km2 (341.4/mi2). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 62.5/km2 (161.6/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.70% White, 5.49% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 3.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 263 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $33,833. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $16,635 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,346. 20.0% of the population and 16.3% of families were below the poverty line. 27.4% of those under the age of 18 and 14.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.