As of 2008, more than half of the population are living in rural areas; the urban population is 77,128, of which a majority reside in Chabahar city. The aboriginal residents in the city of Chabahar are the Baluchis. In recent years, many people have immigrated to Chabahar from other parts of Iran to find a better life. Immigration changed Chabahar's face dramatically. Today's Chabahar is a mix of different ethnicities including Baluchs, Turks, Sistanis or Zabolis and other Persians.