Yale is a city in St. Clair County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,063 at the 2000 census. Yale is considered unofficially as the Bologna Capital of the world, in part due to its Bologna Festival. Yale bologna is sold in grocery stores throughout the area. Yale is also home to the Yale Airport.
Yale was founded in 1851 by Nathan White as Brockway Center. However, in 1889, it was renamed Yale at the suggestion of B. R. Noble, honoring Yale University.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,063 people, 742 households, and 494 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,599.2 per square mile (617.5/km²). There were 805 housing units at an average density of 624.0 per square mile (240.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.67% White, 0.15% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.