The latest US census has shown a dramatic drop in the percentage of children who make up the population of the United States. At the same time the percentage of senior citizens in the population has risen dramatically. While there might be a percentage decrease, in the United States as a whole there has been a 1.9 million increase in the number of children. But the number of old people are rising even faster. And in certain states such as Vermont, the absolute number of children has actually fallen. Read more about the consequences that this could have over here.