In the early 1990s, Voknavolok had over 200 houses and some 500 inhabitants, about 85% of whom were Karelian. In their everyday interactions, most of the people in Voknavolok speak the local variety of Karelian, which is very similar to Finnish.
Although Voknavolok cannot be counted among Karelia's most beautiful villages, it is nevertheless the most important. This status derives not only from its cultural-historical past but from its being Karelia's most nationalistic village. As mentioned earlier, 85% of the people in the village are Karelian and speak the local Karelian dialect.
The population of Voknavolok comprises the original inhabitants of the village as well as people who moved from nearby bardic villages that were vacated in the 1960s. It is difficult to find a family in Voknavolok which is not in some way related to the more celebrated bardic families of Viena.
Voknavolok is also the educational center of its district; it has a school with eleven classes that prepares students for vocational or university-level studies.