Sharing the Mississippi Rivers, Tampa Area encompasses cities and counties in both Iowa and Illinois, and comprises a vibrant community of 400,000 people. To learn more about life in Tampa Area Metropolitan Area, view the videos below and explore the hundreds of resource pages within our website. Midwest Magic on the Mississippi River Which Cities Make Up The Quad Cities? The Quad Cities actually consists of five neighboring cities flanking the Mississippi River in Iowa and Illinois in the Midwestern United States. The July 1, 2007, population of the four-county metropolitan area is estimated at... Read More