Overview - Howard Young Medical Center and Ministry Medical Group-Woodruff offer the convenience of physicians and health care professionals in one location. More than 10,000 residents live in the contiguous towns of Woodruff, Arbor Vitae and Minocqua. Oneida County has a population of 36,776 and Vilas County has a population of 21,033. Minocqua/Woodruff and the surrounding communities take pride in having one of the largest concentrations of freshwater lakes in the world. Recreation and tourism includes snowmobiling, cross country skiing, biking, hiking, hunting, fishing, and golf. City and local parks feature boating, public beaches, swimming, tennis and athletic fields.
Churches - The region has 29 churches representing Ba'hai, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Christian Science, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Unitarian, Baptist, Assembly of God, Episcopal, Methodist, Seventh Day Adventist and nondenominational faiths.
Housing - Housing is affordable in Woodruff and Oneida County. Nearly 80% of the population owns their homes, with the median value of owner-occupied homes at more than $106,000.
Schools - Area students can attend two, K-8 elementary schools (current attendance: 1,256 students), a 961-student high school or parochial elementary schools. More than 88 percent of area high school students graduate. For those seeking post-secondary education, Nicolet Area Technical College, UW Center-Marathon County, and Northland College are within a 1-2 hour driving radius.
Community Service - In addition to opportunities to be an active member of the areaâ?™s churches, residents can participate in local civic clubs, recreational organizations and other special interest groups.
Transportation - A local airport in Arbor Vitae primarily accommodates private aircraft. The Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport, 30 miles south of Woodruff, provides commercial air service. There is also easy access via state and local highways.
Parks - Residents of Woodruff-Minocqua-Arbor Vitae have access to numerous area parks, which provide athletic fields, swimming, ice skating, tennis courts, picnic grounds and playgrounds. Two million acres of county, state and national forests provide boundless opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Climate - The average winter daytime temperature is 18 degrees with an average of 65 inches of snowfall. Average summer daytime temperature is 81 degrees with an average rainfall of 24 inches.
Recreation - There are 16 golf courses located within a 30-mile radius, in addition to four-season recreational activities.
Shopping - Numerous shopping opportunities, including antiques, seasonal merchandise, wine/gourmet foods, men's and women's apparel, candy, specialty gifts, jeweler, recreational equipment, art galleries.
Events - Other activities include arts festivals, local theater, family recreational and educational events, local heritage festivals and more.
Woodruff: Population - 1,982
Located in Oneida County: Population - 37,045