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Document and Entity Information Document

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Document and Entity Information Document
Apr. 30, 2020
Mar. 20, 2020
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 8-K  
Document Period End Date Apr. 30, 2020  
Entity Registrant Name J. C. PENNEY COMPANY, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key   0001166126
Amendment Flag   false
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity File Number 1-15274  
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  
Written Communications false  
Soliciting Material false  
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false  
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. [Member] | Common Stock of 50 cents par value [Member]    
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 [Member]    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Title of 12(b) Security Preferred Stock Purchase Rights  
Trading Symbol JCP  
Security Exchange Name NYSE