This paper presents the results of our analysis of ferrogels prepared using uncoated and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-coated magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles. The N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) based hydrogel is used with 15-25 nm Fe3O4 nanoparticles different concentrations in the range 1.25 -14%. These samples were analyzed using ultra small angle x-ray scattering (USAXS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), and Direct-Current Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (DC-SQUID) magnetometry. Samples prepared with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) coated nanoparticles showed a better single particle distribution compared to uncoated samples. USAXS data indicated that the gels prepared using uncoated nanoparticles have a large two particle agglomerations. In both cases, the volume fraction of the particles in the gel is linearly proportional to the initial particle concentrations. The DC-SQUID magnetometry analysis indicated that the magnetic moment of the gel samples prepared with uncoated particles is ∼ 2emu/g compared to ∼1.5emu/g of those having coated particles.