Wise is one of the 254 counties in the state of Texas. It was created in 1856 from part of Cooke county. As of the 2010 census the population was 59,127, up from 48,793 in 2000. The county seat and largest city is Decatur.
The county comprises 923 square miles (2,391 km2) in area, of which 904 square miles (2,341 km2) is land. It is bordered by Montague County to the north, Cooke County to the northeast, Denton County to the east, Tarrant County to the southeast, Parker County to the south and Jack County to the west.