The census data set I'm using: https://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/Adult
So, I'm currently using this census data to make observations and predict whether someone is married or not. However, when I plot a categorical graph for the race, it's overwhelmingly white and I was going to just not take race into account at all. Before I did that, though, I realized that I didn't take into account the "final weights" in the data set, which shows the number of people the census believes that the entry represents.
So, I have a few questions:
Should I use these weights when making observations? Am I interpreting this correctly? Or should I just ignore them?
If I were to use these weights, how exactly would I go about using these weights? I want to be able to predict whether someone is married or not based on a few of these factors given, but I'm having trouble figuring out how I should incorporate these weights.
Also, would it be dumb to divide all the final weights by 100 or something similar? All of these weights are in the hundreds of thousands, and I was thinking that if we divide the weights by some constant, then we can just add that number of rows (for each row based on its weight) to our data set.
I'm new to ML in general so forgive me if this is a newbie question.