Barak families are usually Croats and they are mostly from Opatija area , rarely Serbs. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Rijeka and in Opatija area. In Zelin Mrzlovodički in Delnice area every second inhabitant had the family name Barak.
About 110 people with faimily name Barak live in Croatia today, in 50 households. There were 170 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number decreased by 40 percent. They are located in 10 Croatian counties, in 13 cities and 15 other places, mostly in Klana in Opatija area (35), Rijeka (25), Karlovac (<10), Opatija (<10), and in Mirkovci (<5).