Like most of Texas, immigration contributes to a considerable amount of the population. Beginning in the 19th century, many people from countries like Mexico and Germany moved to Texas to find better jobs and live in better conditions. Hispanics do not seem as common in the North Central Plains, however, but a good amount of them are Europeans. Germans, for example, settled around the Central Plains after European revolutions in the 1840s and have continued to grow in cities like Fredericksburg. Immigrants have impacted the region quite a bit.