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Document and Entity Information
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Jun. 07, 2013
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Aug. 03, 2013  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Registrant Name J C PENNEY CO INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001166126  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   220,564,447
Trading Symbol jcp