Montegut is a census-designated place (CDP) in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,803 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Houma–Bayou Cane–Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was the primary filming location for the 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild.
This place name may have been related to the Montegut family of New Orleans.
Montegut is located at 29°28′25″N 90°33′19″W (29.473700, -90.555381).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.8 km2), of which 4.5 square miles (11.6 km2) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km2) (1.54%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,803 people, 592 households, and 461 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 403.8 people per square mile (156.1/km2). There were 647 housing units at an average density of 144.9 per square mile (56.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.80% White, 1.05% African American, 8.49% Native American, 1.11% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.