Maričić families are frequently Croats and they are mostly from Benkovac area. According to some sources they are from Novi Vinodolski or Poljicka Krajina Region, less frequently Serbs. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Zagreb and Zadar. In Zaton Obrovački in Benkovac area every third inhabitant had the family name Maričić.
About 2000 people with faimily name Maričić live in Croatia today, in 910 households. There were 2000 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number remains constant. They are located in all Croatian counties, in 69 cities and 157 other places, mostly in Zagreb (385), Rijeka (140), Zadar (130), Djakovo (70), and in Zupanja (70).