Decatur is the county seat of Wise County and part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The city is known for its historic downtown area, which features preserved buildings and a vibrant community atmosphere. The city's proximity to the larger urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth provides residents with both small-town charm and access to urban amenities. Its total area is 8.78 square miles, with a population of over 6,000 residents as of the 2020 census. The city hosts various events throughout the year, including festivals, parades, and community gatherings, contributing to its vibrant atmosphere.