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The population of Yale is approximately 1,977 (1990), 1955 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 782 (1990), 722 (2010).

The amount of land area in Yale is 3.347 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Yale to Washington DC is 430 miles. The distance to the Michigan state capital is 97 miles. (as the crow flies)
Yale is positioned 43.12 degrees north of the equator and 82.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Yale location: in the upper thumb area of Michigan.

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Yale history:

: It was July 4, 1851 when Nathan White brought his family to this area in the Thumb of Michigan. Early accounts state that wildlife such as bear, deer, wildcat, badger, fisher, lynx and muskrat were plentiful, as well as the lush white pine that first brought the lumbermen and the creek which they used as transportation. A man named Hiram Allen came to the area and established a booming lumber company that same year. He also built the first road which was called corduroy because it was made from logs. By 1853 over 50 families had settled around the community which was then known as "Brockway Centre". A need arose to educate the children and the first school house and community center was built when residents held a 'bee'. In 1881 the settlers won a hard fought battle to bring the railroad through the town and residents were overjoyed at their new opportunity for travel and trade. That year there was a population boom in the area. In 1882 residents favored a name change of the city to a more dignified Yale, after the university of learning. On March 14, 1889 the Governor signed the bill making the name change from Brockway Centre to Yale official. Yale's oldest continuing business is The Yale Expositor, a weekly newspaper still in publication and established in 1882
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