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6 Months Ended
Aug. 02, 2014
Sep. 05, 2014
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name J C PENNEY CO INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001166126  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Aug. 02, 2014  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   304,836,982
Trading Symbol jcp