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Decatur is a city located in Wise County, Texas, United States. It is the county seat.
Decatur is northwest of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex and is located 25 miles northwest of Fort Worth and 45 miles northwest of Dallas.
The population was 6,042 at the 2010 census
As of July 1, 2008, U.S. Census Bureau, the city had estimated population of 6,432.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,201 people living in the city. The population density was 747.6 people per square mile (288.5/km²).
There are 1,845 households out of which 37.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% are married couples living together, 11.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% are non-families. 24.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.19.
In the city, the population is spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 20.5% from 18 to 24, 38.1% from 25 to 44, 8.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females, there are 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.7 males.