Starčević families are usually Croats and they are mostly from Gospic. According to some sources they are from Pazarista near Gospica, rarely Serbs from Knin area. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Gospic and Zagreb. In places Kalinovača , Veliki Žitnik and Donje Pazarište in Gospic every third inhabitant had the family name Starčević.
About 2400 people with faimily name Starčević live in Croatia today, in 1000 households. There were 2500 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number remains constant. They are located in all Croatian counties, in 70 cities and 212 other places, mostly in Zagreb (465), Rijeka (265), Gospic (115), Kalinovaca (70), and in Lic in Kraljevica area (50).