Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Apr. 28, 2012
May 31, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Apr. 28, 2012  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Registrant Name J C PENNEY CO INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001166126  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-02  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   218,587,145
Trading Symbol jcp