National data sets with local impact
Tell stories that affect lives in your community with data journalism from AP. Whether it's housing prices, temperature changes or life expectancies, we provide you the data to compare neighborhoods and hold officials accountable.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Using data from AP and the National Center for Health Statistics, The Inquirer shed light on life expectancy discrepancies in areas surrounding Philadelphia.
North Carolina Public Radio
WUNC created interactive graphics comparing funds received by schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference based on AP's tracking of the money paid out for NCAA men's basketball tournament participation.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Based on AP's analysis of the impact of enacted tariffs on local ports and customs districts, the Press-Telegram reported that the Los Angeles area would be among the hardest hit by new taxes on Chinese goods.
“AP’s data service is invaluable for spotting local stories we otherwise would have missed. Last year, one database showed a 20-year gap in life expectancy between an inner-city census tract adjoining our world-class hospital complexes and a rich tract in the suburbs. Because the AP had already cleaned and formatted the data, it took us only two days to research and write the article. The disparity became the talk of the region.”George Rodrigue | Editor & President, Cleveland Plain Dealer