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Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2011
Jun. 06, 2011
Common Stock [Member]
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Apr. 30, 2011
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Registrant Name J C PENNEY CO INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001166126  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-28  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   213,209,237