Pavlica families are mainly Serbs and they are mostly from Gospic , whereas often Croats (from Zadar area ). In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Zagreb and Sisak. In Počitelj in Gospic every ninth inhabitant had the family name Pavlica.
About 300 people with faimily name Pavlica live in Croatia today, in 150 households. There were 660 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number halved. They are located in the most of Croatian counties, in 30 cities and 38 other places, mostly in Zagreb (55), Rijeka (25), Sisak (20), Velika Gorica (15), and in Prvca (15).