Milinović families are often Croats and they are mostly from Imotski area. According to some sources they are from Karlobag, less frequently Serbs. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Zagreb and Rijeka. In Podsreće in Pozega area every second inhabitant had the family name Milinović.
About 830 people with faimily name Milinović live in Croatia today, in 410 households. There were 920 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number decreased by 10 percent. They are located in almost all Croatian counties, in 56 cities and 98 other places, mostly in Zagreb (195), Split (80), Rijeka (60), Karlovac (30), and in Strizivojna in Djakovo area (20).