Vukelić families are often Croats and they are mostly from Senj , less frequently Serbs. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Zagreb and Senj. In Kruščica in Gospic every second inhabitant had the family name Vukelić.
About 2800 people with faimily name Vukelić live in Croatia today, in 1300 households. There were 3600 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number decreased by 20 percent. They are located in all Croatian counties, in 89 cities and 229 other places, mostly in Zagreb (575), Rijeka (345), Senj (80), Sesvete (65), and in Gospic (65).