While the Village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County, New York is not necessarily representative of Hasidic communities elsewhere, it is the only large Hasidic community to be quantified by the Census. Here are some Census data-based answers to questions that people may have about Kiryas Joel.
Arguments have been made that 1) Orthodox Jews under-educate their children and 2) they are therefore more dependent on government; costing tax payers billions. Both claims are misleading but for arguments sake we will work with it for a minute:
More than 138,500 students were enrolled in private Jewish schools throughout New York State during the 2013-2014 school year, according to state data reviewed by the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC). The students were enrolled in 392 active institutions throughout fifteen counties. 78,759 student were enrolled in Kings (Brooklyn), 22,083 in Rockland; 10,422 in Orange; 10,233 in Queens; 7,212 in Nassau, and 4,493 in Manhattan.