Bahama is a community in Durham COunty, North Carolina. It is an unincorporated area, and falls within the Durham Metro Area. Initially known as Balltown, during the mid eighteenth century, the name was changed to recognize the leading families in the community- (Ba)ll, (Ha)rris, and (Ma)ngum. Mangum Elementary School is the local public school.
Manufacturing, professional occupations and sales and services are the major commercial activities here. The cost of living here is 13.40% higher than the country average.
The town gets 41 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 90. Snowfall is about 2 inches per year.