Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information Document

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Document and Entity Information Document - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Feb. 01, 2020
Mar. 16, 2020
Aug. 03, 2019
Entity Information [Line Items]      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Feb. 01, 2020    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 1-15274    
Entity Registrant Name J. C. PENNEY COMPANY, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001166126    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 26-0037077    
Entity Address, Address Line One 6501 Legacy Drive    
Entity Address, City or Town Plano    
Entity Address, State or Province TX    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 75024-3698    
City Area Code 972    
Local Phone Number 431-1000    
Title of 12(g) Security None    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 227,240,130
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   320,981,685  
Documents Incorporated by Reference
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Documents from which portions are incorporated by reference Parts of the Form 10-K into which incorporated
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. 2020 Proxy Statement Part III
   
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. [Member] | Common Stock of 50 cents par value      
Entity Information [Line Items]      
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock of 50 cents par value    
Trading Symbol JCP    
Security Exchange Name NYSE    
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. [Member] | Preferred Stock Purchase Rights      
Entity Information [Line Items]      
Title of 12(b) Security Preferred Stock Purchase Rights    
Trading Symbol JCP    
Security Exchange Name NYSE