Chualar, CaliforniaChualar, California Location in Monterey Countyand the state of CaliforniaCoordinates: 36°34′12″N 121°30′56″W / 36.57, -121.51556CountryUnited StatesStateCaliforniaCountyMontereyGovernment - N/A - SenateAbel Maldonado(R) - AssemblyJohn Laird(D) - U. S. CongressSam Farr(D) Area - Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km²) - Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km²) - Water 0 sq mi (0 km²) Elevation115 ft(35 m) Population (2000) - Total 1,444 - Density2,406.7/sq mi (902.5/km²) Time zonePST(UTC-8) - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7) ZIP code93925 Area code(s)831FIPS code06-13364 GNISfeature ID 1655896
In her Spanish and Indian Place Names of California (1914) Sanchez states that Chualar was the indigenous word for an abundant and native goosefoot. This plant could possibly be Chenopodium californicum, the California goosefoot.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,444 people, 279 households, and 261 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,392.9 people per square mile (929.2/km²). There were 286 housing units at an average density of 473.9/sq mi (184.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 15.44% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 3.19% Asian, 76.11% from other races, and 4.29% from two or more races. 93.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 279 households out of which 71.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 6.1% were non-families. 3.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 5.18 and the average family size was 5.22.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 39.4% under the age of 18, 14.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 12.0% from 45 to 64, and 3.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 115.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $20,667 versus $19,643 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,096. About 12.4% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.
- ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
- ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
- Chualar, California is at coordinates 36°34′12″N 121°30′56″W / 36.570034, -121.515511 (Chualar, California)Coordinates: 36°34′12″N 121°30′56″W / 36.570034, -121.515511 (Chualar, California)
Monterey County, CaliforniaCounty seat: SalinasCities CDPs Unincorporated