Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Feb. 03, 2018
Mar. 16, 2018
Jul. 29, 2017
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name J C PENNEY CO INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0001166126    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-02    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Feb. 03, 2018    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   312,215,072  
Trading Symbol jcp    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 1,716,555,230