Chualar is a census-designated place (CDP) in Monterey County, California, United States. Chualar is located 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Salinas, at an elevation of 115 feet (35 m). The population was 1,190 at the 2010 census, down from 1,444 at the 2000 census.
Chualar is located at 36°34′14″N 121°31′07″W / 36.57056°N 121.51861°W / 36.57056; -121.51861.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.