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Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name J C PENNEY CO INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001166126  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date May 04, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   316,816,776
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Trading Symbol jcp