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Hobart is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 6,221 at the 2010 census.
Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Hobart ranks 31st of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. The Hobart area was first settled by loggers in 1879, and originally known as "Vine Maple Valley". The name was changed when deemed too long by the Post Office. The Hobart Post Office was first opened May 9, 1903 with William Sidebotham as first postmaster A coal mine also operated in the area as late as 1947.
Hobart is located in central King County at 47°24′56″N 122°0′21″W (47.415568, -122.005950). It is bordered to the north by Mirrormont, to the northwest by East Renton Highlands, to the southwest by Maple Valley, and to the south by Ravensdale. 2,600-foot (790 m) Taylor Mountain rises to the northeast.
Washington State Route 18 passes through Hobart, leading northeast 9 miles (14 km) to Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie and southwest 15 miles (24 km) to Auburn. Seattle is 24 miles (39 km) to the northwest.